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« on: June 05, 2007 09:23:19 AM »

Although it is summer, the weatherman has threatened rain all week, and even possibly snow. My dear friend commutes to work by bike, and uses a plastic bag to keep the seat dry. I saw a tutorial where someone made a nice bike seat cover out of oilcloth, but I've never sewn with it before. I've read some a bunch of posts where everyone says to get a specialty foot (that's expensive), which I don't want to do for one little project.

Is there a way I can I sew it, without the difficulties and without a special foot?

Can someone else tell me if there is a good place online to buy that has a nice big selection? I checked out denver fabrics and a couple others. Thanks for the help!

If the project goes well, I thought I would make one and a matching basket liner for my turquoise cruiser with this fabric.I found this at Mendels. Has anybody ever shopped there?


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« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2007 10:01:37 AM »

if you don't want to buy a new foot, you can sew through tissue paper and then pull off the paper.  that will keep the vinyl from sticking as it moves through your machine...if the seams aren't going to show, you can using masking tape to "pin" it together and sew through that, too.

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« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2007 10:12:36 AM »

Do I put tissue paper on the bottom & the top? Or just one side? The seams will be on the inside, however does the masking tape come off?

I thought about seam sealing it (with tent sealant) to prevent water going through the holes... would masking tape prevent that?

« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2007 10:37:43 AM »

Let me be an apologist here for the purchase of a Teflon foot.  I got one for my Brother cheapie sewing machine online for less than $15, sewed two vinyl bags with it last weekend, and it is a wonderful thing to have!  It makes sewing vinyl or oilcloth as simple as sewing regular fabric.  I sure don't regret my purchase.

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« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2007 10:42:33 AM »

I have a Janome Sewist machine, there is only one place in town that sells feet for it, and they close before I get off work. I checked out the manufacturers website, and the don't list a teflon foot, but they have an Ultraglide foot for similar things. However, I can't find anyone that sells it online.

With my sewing machine, I have found that common machine accessories do not fit on my machine.

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