Attaching Velco

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    Attaching Velco

    I just finished sewing my flak vest and was curious about attaching the velcro. Is it better to hand sew it on due to its thickness?

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    Admin Staff Star Wars Chick's Avatar
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    Mar 2002
    Kingman, Arizona, United States, 107964532558835, Kingman, Arizona

    Re: Attaching Velco

    I would recommend handsewing or using a sewing maching to attach velcro to fabric and make sure to use the velcro without adhesive- the adhesive is bad on your sewing needles and thread.

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    Han Hunter's Avatar
    Member Since
    Feb 2003
    Nr Bristol, UK

    Re: Attaching Velco

    I heartily agree with Mirax H. I've sewn sticky backed velcro to fabric, and the machine doesn't like it at all! The adhesive grabs at the needle and makes it like you're sewing really stiff/thick fabric. At best, you end up with residue on your needle which can ruin whatever you sew next, and at worst, it can wreck the machine's cogs and gears (trust me, I know from experience!)


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    Re: Attaching Velco

    I returned the sticky backed Velcro I had gotten at Wal-Mart and headed over to Joann's. They had sewable Velcro on sale there. My flak jacket closes nicely, I just need to put some sleeves on it and dye it.

    Got my neck seal today from TK-409 and it all fits great! Need my jumpsuit soon... Can't decide if I'm going to try and tackle sewing that or not.

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