How to Sew Marine Grade Vinyl

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How to Sew Marine Grade Vinyl
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Marine grade vinyl can be thick and difficult to run through a sewing machine. Due to its UV resistance and waterproof capabilities, marine grade vinyl is a great fabric for outdoor covers and boat cushions. There are several ways to make your sewing a little easier.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Things you need

  • Marine grade vinyl
  • Leather needle
  • Teflon sewing foot
  • Straight pins
  • Tissue paper
  • Upholstery thread

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Purchase a needle for your sewing machine meant for sewing leather. This thicker needle will go through the thick fabric without breaking.

  2. 2

    Purchase a Teflon-plated foot for your sewing machine. This will help the vinyl to glide through the machine on the top without resistance.

  3. 3

    Pin tissue paper to the bottom of the vinyl to avoid resistance from the sewing machine.

  4. 4

    Use upholstery grade thread. Thicker thread will give the project more strength.

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