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Oilcloth/Coated Fabric Sewing Tips

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Here are some sewing tips that will make working with oilcloth or coated fabric much more enjoyable. Needle - denim or size 16 needle, but we've also used the whatever needle is in the machine #12 without issue Thread- poly-cotton is fine. Set Stitch Length a bit longer 3.5, seems to help to have the feed dogs push the fabric a bit farther along and reduces the likelihood of creating a rip from perforating oilcloth. Masking/Painter's Tape is your friend for keeping pieces aligned - pins will leave holes that won't 'heal', so choose to use pins in the seam...

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