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Thread: Sewing on vinyl

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    Sewing on vinyl

    Does anyone have advice for sewing on vinyl? I'm making wallets and luggage tags and no matter what I do my presser foot sticks and the vinyl wrinkles. I've used a Teflon foot. I've put tissue paper under and on top of the vinyl. Still doesn't look good. Please help!

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    I saw a hint on Pinterest where someone put magic scotch tape on the bottom of the foot. I haven't tried it but can't hurt...

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    Try your walking foot with the tissue paper.

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    Can you adjust your presser foot pressure on your machine? If so, loosen it, and instead of the tissue paper try some parchment paper. It is a bit heavier but less likely to bind.

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    I've used painters masking tape over the area to be stitched. Helps greatly. It did leave a bit of residue on the needle, but that was easily removed with a baby wipe (my cure all cleaner for most uses).
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    I have used a roller foot.
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    I use the roller foot too.
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    I have used a roller foot.

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    I have a teflon foot that is great for vinyl or leather.

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    I have sewn on vinyl - I used adding machine tape on the bottom (but I don't know if that is still available).
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    I had a foot that had a roller in it that worked well. or you could use a teflon foot. i think i have one that looks like white plastic.

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