Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Vinyl Sewing Tip

Sewing over vinyl can be hard to do. There are several ways of handling the sticking of the presser foot to the vinyl as it tries to glide over it during stitching. You can cover the edge with ribbon, cover the vinyl with tear away tissue, or buy a special vinyl feed foot for your sewing machine. Years ago when I was trying to make a tote bag with vinyl pockets for photos, I came up with this idea, not knowing what else to do.


Using tape, I used blue painters tape*, tear small strips and attach them to the bottom of your presser foot. Now it will glide right over the vinyl with out one hitch.
*Blue painters tape has a low tack, so it does not leave behind adhesive residue when removed. Other tapes may, so check before sewing after removing the tape.
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35 comments:

  1. 'Sewing over vinyl can be hard to do" said Connie

    Deb laughed and said to herself " and this is why I have never done it and if CONNIE THE SUPER CRAFTER says it is hard, then I know I never WILL!" :)

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    1. LOL!!!! You are too funny! You CAN do it with this trick, it makes it easy!

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  2. What a cool trick! I really need to drag the sewing machine out of the closet!

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    1. Yes get it out and show us your stuff!

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  3. You are so clever Connie with such a great talent.:)

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  4. Thanks for the tip. Will come in handy for photo pockets on homemade brag books.

    Thank you for sharing your sewing smarts in the GRAND Social!

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  5. Great tip. I sew a lot and always appreciate a tried and true helpful pointer. Stopping by from Grand Social Link up.

    Love the "Meddling Mother" quote!

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  6. I wish I had seen this tip when I made my daughter's I spy pillow! Definitely using it when I make her stuffed animal bag chair!

    Thanks!!!

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  7. Pinned your sweet tip! http://www.sewsweetvintage.com/2013/06/beachy-signs.html

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  8. What a great idea! Thanks for thinking of this and sharing!

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  9. This is awesome!!! We would love it if you would link up at our linky party:
    http://www.lifewiththecrustcutoff.com/two-girls-and-a-party-link-up-22/
    Live every Wednesday to Sunday.
    Hosted by:
    http://www.lifewiththecrustcutoff.com/ Parrish @ Life with the Crust Cut Off
    http://thissillygirlslife.com/ Dana @ This Silly Girl's Life
    We hope to see you there!

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  10. What a great idea!

    Thank you for spreading JOY and sharing at the Oh What a HAPPY Day party.

    Holly at Not Done Growing

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  11. Great idea! I have just started working with vinyl so will have to remember this! Thanks for sharing at All Things Pretty!

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  12. My name is Victoria, I am a co-host for the Pin It Tuesday Link Up.

    Thank you for this addition to the Pin It Tuesday Link Up. I know there are tons of crafters that will appreciate this tip :)

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  13. This is such a great idea! Pinning this to my sewing board. Thanks for coming by and partying with us. I hope that we'll see you again next week.

    Robin @ Fluster Buster

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  14. Great tip!! I love when little things like this can make life so much easier. I use a lot of vinyl for my husbands amp covers.
    Stopping by from A Glimpse Inside's linky party. Here is what I shared this week: http://craftybrooklynarmywife.blogspot.com/2013/06/update-and-es-lounge-pants.html

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  15. I can't sew to save my life, but greatly admire those who can. Thanks for linking up on Tuesdays With a Twist join us again this Tuesday.

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  16. Hmm! :) Thanks for this tip & Thank you so much for linking up with us this weekend at One Sharendipity Place!!
    Sue @TheT2women.com

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  17. Ohhhhh! I wish I knew this last year when I was sewing a cloth photo album. Sewing the vinyl photo pockets on was a pain! lol Great tip! Thanks for sharing @ Submarine Sunday!

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  18. I haven't been brave enough to try sewing vinyl. I'll remember the painter's tape tip for when I do get brave enough to give it a try. Thanks for sharing at Inspire Us Thursday at Organized 31.

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  19. Great and inexpensive tip. Thanks!
    KC

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  20. Wow, this is going to save me so much time and frustration! Great tip! Thank you! If you get a chance, link this up to our blog hop! This would make many sewing ladies sooo very happy!
    xoxo, Jordan
    http://www.lilywhite-designs.com/2013/06/frugal-crafty-home-30.html

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  21. Thanks for the great tip Connie. I appreciate you sharing it with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  22. Great idea - I'm just about to start a car seat cover project to help protect my car seats from all the chlorine and sun screen this summer. I've never sewn with vinyl before and am glad I happened upon this link. I'm sure it will save me heaps of trial and error time. Cheers!

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  23. Great tips for sewers!

    So glad that you linked up to Super Sunday at Who Needs a Cape? Hope we see you next week!

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  24. What an awesome idea! I will remember that!!

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  25. What a great idea! Pinning this for future use. :) Stopping by from ALl Things Pretty Linky!

    Christine :)
    http://www.myepicureanadventures.com

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  26. Thank you for sharing on Blog Stalking Thursday! I have featured your project on Blog Stalking Thursday Features YOU! The post is going live later tonight. I would love for you to stop by and grab a feature button. Thanks again for sharing!

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  27. Wow this is pretty clever :)

    Thank you so much for sharing your post @ Pin It Monday Hop. It is still open, please come by sometime when you get the chance and check what other Bloggers are sharing. See you!

    Judy
    Pursuit of Functional HOme

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  28. How smart is this! Love it! I will have to try it. Thanks for the fabulous tip. I just pinned it :) Krista @ A Handful of Everything

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  29. Great tip, Connie! Thanks for sharing it at the Creative HomeAcre blog hop.

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  30. Oh my gosh brilliant! I remember when I tried & the sticking! Perfect tip which will save me next time I sew with it! Thanks for sharing & linkin up. Theresa @ DearCreatives.com

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  31. That's awesome! I was putting tissue paper down on the fabric, but it was a pain. This is so much better!

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