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Thread: I need help with Velcro!

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    Super Member Nanamoms's Avatar
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    Ah, Velcro...great invention but hard to work with!! And if you EVER get a long strip (pair) it takes forever to pull it apart. LOL

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    I use a denim needle-they tend to be larger, and the smaller the needle, the more problems I have with velcro. Also, polyester thread is a must. And, as someone else said, if you have to sew across the velcro, especially the hook side, cover it with something. I use kleenex, or coffee fliters, or whatever thin, tearable stuff I've got scraps of handy.
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    Using the zipper foot really does help a lot.

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    I was sewing sticky velcro and had the same problem with the thread sticking to the needle above the sewing. i used Dawn dish liquid to clean the needle. I sewed the rest of the sticky velcro on by hand.
    Nancy in western NY

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    Thanks I needed this tip too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrsBoats View Post
    I use a denim needle-they tend to be larger, and the smaller the needle, the more problems I have with velcro. Also, polyester thread is a must. And, as someone else said, if you have to sew across the velcro, especially the hook side, cover it with something. I use kleenex, or coffee fliters, or whatever thin, tearable stuff I've got scraps of handy.
    This is what I do too. The larger needle helps a lot-usually use at least a 14, sometimes 16 (denim).

    Pat

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    I use nylon invisible thread. Its tough and USUALLY doesn't break.

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    Never use the sticky.Get the sew on only......
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    velcro is really thick so you need to increase the pressure on your presser foot....it is usually done with a little spring loaded button on top of the case right above the needle bar... push the center of the button down and the pressure will increase, causing it to 'hold' the velcro tighter...edge stitching with the zipper foot is a great idea as well...i would use the combo....

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    i had trouble with the sticky back velcro,so now I buy the plain velcro and lay some kitchen wax paper over the velcro when I sew it.

    d.swindle

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