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Thread: question about velcro

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    Senior Member SWEETPEACHES's Avatar
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    question about velcro

    My original post got pulled. I broke a rule. As I was asking, what is the best type of velcro to use to close something like a cosmetic bag.
    My customer tried the iron on kind and was unhappy with it. Thank you

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    I have used regular sewn-in velcro as closure for my Bowtuck bags and a large change-purse. Works out fine, I've been using my bag for over a year now and it still closes.
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    even the iron on kind needs to then be stitched down- as does the ones with glue apply it then stitch around the outer edge- all the way around. velcro is velcro- all works pretty much the same.
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    What do you do with velcro that no longer sticks?

    Is there anything that can be done to rejuvenate it?

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    My experience is that when it no longer sticks, there are fibers, etc. caught in the hook portion. A pair a tweezers to pull the junk out and a little patience should solve the problem.

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    I had quite a length of self-stick velcro in my notions. I tried sewing it onto several items that I had made and ended up with a sticky mess on my needle. Then the thread stuck to the needle and broke. I threw that velcro into the trash! I'll never use it again
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    Velcro does wear out. Heat/dirt/use take it's toll on it. I'd recommend getting the sew-in type vs. the stick on type. The stick on (in my experience) doesn't hold up well and you end up sewing it anyhow and then have sticky needles to deal with!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pinkiris View Post
    I had quite a length of self-stick velcro in my notions. I tried sewing it onto several items that I had made and ended up with a sticky mess on my needle. Then the thread stuck to the needle and broke. I threw that velcro into the trash! I'll never use it again
    I have used it on the back of an open bookcase to hold up a piece of poster board to block the light from fading my threads. I did the same on the back of a parts cabinet from the hardware store where I keep my notions. I was considering using the stiff part on my sewing machine and the soft part on a pincushion to I can stick it in place as I sew.

    piney

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    I haven't used it in quite awhile. if they just have improved it and given more of a flat edging to sew on, I wouldn't mind trying it again. trying to stitch on the skinny,skinny flat edge is frustrating. that area shouldn't make your needle sticky though if it is the sew on kind.

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