Beginner Ripstop sewing question
Subject: Beginner Ripstop sewing question
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Andrew Beattie)
Date: Thu, 14 Oct 1993 08:56:33 GMT
In article <rockCEvCBK.email@example.com> firstname.lastname@example.org (Anne Rock) writes:
>: I've never used ripstip nylon for kites before and am wondering what
>: the pitfals and tricks to sewing using this material. Do I need special
>: needles, special sewing mackines, etc...
>It's helpful to tack layers together before sewing. Some methods:
>hot tacker (low wattage, tiny point special soldering iron that
>fuses the layers together), sewing pins (usually in seam allowance
>only), scotch tape (don't sew over it), spray adhesives.
I like to use roll-on adhesive, but Peter Lynn reports that the experienced,
fast-working sewers who make Peels use only the adhesive properties of
plain water to help hold the work in place as they sew.
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