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    Sailrite hemming video

    Didn't see this posted here so thought I would.Nice video with mny different ways to hem. Of course this is in nice Sailrite fabric that doesn't slide all over the place, but the techniques are the same. Does anyone use double stick tape for hemming?

    http://www.sailrite.com/Hem-Construc...chniques-Video

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    Thanks for the link Big Jim Mac. I've never used double sided tape for fear of it gumming up my needle and causing problems. Ramblinrev says it's not a good idea to use tape where it can be sewn thru. I enjoyed the video and learned a few things.

    Well, I just found a post from DemostiX about double sided basting tapes. So I may be wrong or ignorant about the type of tapes used.

    Here's the post http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=58366
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    Ok - on a link provided by DemostiX, there is a note to clean the needle if gumming occurs. I understand better now about basting tapes. Hopefully, some experts will come along and comment.

    http://www.sailrite.com/Seamstick-1-...ng-Tape-60-Yds
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    I've used basting tapes before and I've gotten some on the needle but I just cleaned it off and moved forward, it didn't make a birds nest or anything. The thing with basting tapes for sil is that the silicone based tapes are pretty expensive and the standard tapes won't stick to sil so you're prolly better off (financially) to just pin or clamp etc.
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    I use standard plastic Scotch tape (suggestion from the wife) and it holds my stuff together beautifully and has never gummed my needle, much less my workings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bowl-maker View Post
    I use standard plastic Scotch tape (suggestion from the wife) and it holds my stuff together beautifully and has never gummed my needle, much less my workings.
    That's waay too simple. No good at all.
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    I've started another thread in DIY on reinforcing the ridge line and hem. Sailrite, which is a established DIY house of long standing and high reputation, claims their strong sails of seam tape are for two advantages: Helping to seal the seams in covers, mostly made of much heavier Sunbrella fabric, which require heavier thread, larger needles, and larger holes, and to help DIYers in the handling of the fabric for sewing.

    AFIK, most canvasworkers are not sewing sil-nylon. Which I just confirmed doesn't adhere to

    cheapo cellophane adhesive tape
    premium J&J surgical tape
    premium 3M Scotch Blue Painter's Tape (medium adhesion)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redoleary View Post
    I've used basting tapes before and I've gotten some on the needle but I just cleaned it off and moved forward, it didn't make a birds nest or anything. The thing with basting tapes for sil is that the silicone based tapes are pretty expensive and the standard tapes won't stick to sil so you're prolly better off (financially) to just pin or clamp etc.
    Disappointing, if that is the last word!!!!

    Man, skill development without a tutor is time-consuming!!!

    How about, Red, tagging? No experience whatever with them, but the guns and supplies are no longer expensive. I have the impression that a person might tag together yards and yards of seams and hems in just a minute, as fast as a master-baster could by hand with needle and thread, and the removing the tags all at once at the end would be fast and easy. But, just speculation or wishing on my part. I see them promoted by fabric stores.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DemostiX View Post
    Disappointing, if that is the last word!!!!

    Man, skill development without a tutor is time-consuming!!!

    How about, Red, tagging? No experience whatever with them, but the guns and supplies are no longer expensive. I have the impression that a person might tag together yards and yards of seams and hems in just a minute, as fast as a master-baster could by hand with needle and thread, and the removing the tags all at once at the end would be fast and easy. But, just speculation or wishing on my part. I see them promoted by fabric stores.
    I don't think its the last word, but for me the return on investment just isn't there. I could probably barrette together a tarp ridgeline seam faster than I could tape it and I can do it cheaper.

    I have no experience with tagging at all. I have stapled fabric together making sails and thats effective. Slows ya down a bit pulling staples but its not bad, not really practical for a tarp tho'.
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    None of Sailrite's tapes will adhere

    Just checked with Sailrite. Per Title, their sailmaker said none of the tapes they sell for seams, strengthening, aligning, or further water-resisting them, will adhere to silnylon.

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