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« on: June 08, 2011 10:35:36 PM »

Hi I'm realy new here & I'm making a clear vinyl purse. I tried tissue paper bit it seems to get stuck n between the clear thread on my machine. Any tips on making sewing by machine easier? I've even started sewing by hand. Also how would I attach pre made handles? Cut vinyl & fold it over &  :'(sew to bag with handles in-between the fold?  Huh
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« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2011 09:42:22 PM »

The paper gets stuck, but can't you tear if off? It should almost be like perforated paper - tissue paper is really think. You could put a hard edge just beyond the thread & tear carefully. Don't know how to help w/the handles without knowing your pattern. Can you describe what you're making?

« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2011 10:47:18 AM »

The other thing you can do if the tissue paper gets stuck and you can't get it out is to try wetting it - it'll dissolve, and then just make sure you dry the project out really well.
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2011 12:36:13 PM »

Try doing a search for "sewing vinyl" -- there are many threads on Craftster with many tips. 

I have used tissue paper method, and now have a Teflon foot which I love beyond compare.  I had success with tissue paper, ripping it out from both sides of the stitched line (it perforates in the middle under the stitches), but the non-stick foot is far superior. 

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