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    Senior Member spidennis's Avatar
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    stickyback velcro and sewing ?!?

    I'm new to sewing and making lots of mistakes along the way. My latest is trying to machine sew sticky back velcro to the mesh material of my tarp snake skins. the needle gums up, the sticky back gets stuck to the machine, it's just too tough to deal with. can this work somehow?

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    I've never had any luck sewing the sticky velcro either, for the same reason you mentioned. I get the plain and pin it in place before sewing.

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    Ditto..What tinker said.


    In desparation, I even tried removing the sticky. I comes off the hook part easily. It does not come off the loop part.

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    You cannot sew the sticky back velcro. You don't have to pin, though. I have had success with spray on quilter's basting. It sticks just fine and doesn't gum up your needle.
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    oh dang it, I guess it's time to get to walmart, and I hope that they have it, as they no longer have a fabric dept. I heard that if you can run a bandsaw you can sew but I think sewing is tougher, much more happening ........

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    Quote Originally Posted by spidennis View Post
    oh dang it, I guess it's time to get to walmart, and I hope that they have it, as they no longer have a fabric dept. I heard that if you can run a bandsaw you can sew but I think sewing is tougher, much more happening ........
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    Quote Originally Posted by spidennis View Post
    I heard that if you can run a bandsaw you can sew but I think sewing is tougher, much more happening ........
    I never said that... but I did say at one point a bandsaw can inflict more bodily injury than a thread injector. Having used both there is somewhat of a comparison but a sewing machine will not dismember you. Simply poke you full of holes.
    I may be slow... But I sure am gimpy.

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    .......but the thread does fill in the holes to stop the bleeding somewhat!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hangin' Burrito View Post
    .......but the thread does fill in the holes to stop the bleeding somewhat!
    nothing like a self-suturing injury. However... it will still allow some blood to get onto the project.
    I may be slow... But I sure am gimpy.

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    I don't know what the sticky back velcro is good for...if memory serves, I read the packaging once, and it said the glue didn't hold well on fabrics...I think...
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