Monday, February 8, 2010

Oilcloth Sewing Tips #7: Stitch Length

When sewing with oilcloth I find it very helpful to use a longer stitch length, this helps because the oilcloth has a tendency to get sticky under the pressure foot.  Normally, a stitch length of 2 is best, but for oilcloth you will want to up your setting to a 3-4 stitch length. When you combine this trick with the use of a speciality presser foot or tricked out presser foot you should have great success creating a fun oilcloth project!  Happy sewing!!!

1 comment:

Meredith said...

Help I have an older I should say very old sewing machine that when we try and sew the bobbin thread is not locking. Also is there a type of thread you would recommend?
I am new to sewing and oilcloth and love the oilcloth and cant wait to figure out what I am doing.