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Topic: military style gear - help with cordura and webbing, please??  (Read 1112 times)
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« on: March 31, 2014 08:47:14 PM »

ok - so my stitches look decent and I have the molle spec down for making miltary style gear but the cordura i'm using as the base fabric (kinda like backpack material) keeps puckering and I cannot figure out why!

Using 1000 denier Cordura + 1" nylon webbing + 96 weight nylon webbing thread (basically upholstery weight and a custom bartack I made on the machine. I have the tension and the presser foot cranked down.

It might actually be that I have the wrong foot (I've tried using both feet that come with the machine that have the highest channel under the foot) OR I'm using the same weight thread in the bobbin and the top but check out the picture below and see what you think.


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« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2014 02:14:03 PM »

Try using a finer needle, sometimes that will help. If it's a feed issue, you might have to baby the fabric the whole way by gripping it in front of and in back of the needle while sewing. Tedious, yes. Or, if you're thinking of getting a walking foot, now might be the time to do it.

« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2014 06:11:24 PM »

have u tried glueing the strap to cordura before sewing?
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« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2014 05:30:10 AM »

I second the idea of using a walking foot.  It made all the difference for me when I was sewing thick material.
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