Quick Tips: Sewing Vinyl with Tissue Paper

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Learn a quick trick from Mary Beth Temple to prevent sticking when sewing vinyl.

To prevent the vinyl from sticking under the presser foot, use a Teflon foot, roller foot or walking foot. However, the vinyl may still stick to the bed of the machine. Plus, the slick surface of the vinyl can be difficult for the feed dogs to grab onto.

Mary Beth has a solution. Simply use a strip of tissue paper under the vinyl, between the vinyl and the machine bed. This prevents the vinyl from sticking to the machine bed, and also helps the feed dogs pull the vinyl under the foot.

When the seam has been stitched, the tissue paper has been perforated, and it simply tears away.

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