Mar 23, 2014 at 4:24 pm #1314762
Well.. I guess its a pucker. The stitches (straight, 6per inch) on my tie out reinforcements go slack and pucker up on top when tied out. Mpmy stitches look good otherwise and as far as I can tell my tension is balanced out as good as its going to get. I'm using an older sears 1403 zigzag machine, silnylon tarp with 200d reinforcement material and Buyer tera 80 thread. Any idea how I can correct this? I've tried adding sticthes and increasing my bottoms tension, which helped but made sewing a nightmare. I'm sure the is something I'm over looking.Mar 23, 2014 at 4:45 pm #2085498
I also tried a zigzag stitch which did not help. Again my eyes suck but under a magnify glass the sticthes look good and only pucker when pulled tight against the stictch. Also, I only have reinforcement on one side.Mar 23, 2014 at 5:31 pm #2085517
@fluffinreach-comLocale: no. california
you might coat those particular stiches with mcnett to keep them from doing that nasty thing.
are all the other stitches on the thing OK ? just these ones getting puller real hard ?
thread's going to move form one side to the other in sylnylon. it;s terrible slippery stuff.Mar 23, 2014 at 6:03 pm #2085525
Your gonna need a urologist.Mar 23, 2014 at 6:08 pm #2085528
"Your gonna need a urologist."
For kissing advice? I don't know John, that seems a bit strange…..Mar 23, 2014 at 6:41 pm #2085540
Consider a sandwich of reinforcement on both sides of the sil. On the other hand, I'm not sure how much your puckering matters. Is it going to leak?Mar 24, 2014 at 6:46 am #2085619
"Consider a sandwich of reinforcement on both sides of the sil"
I've tried everything else & I recon this is the only option. I did notice that the ridgeline & side pulls do not stretch & pucker the same away so I think it just has to do with going against the "grain" of the sil.Mar 24, 2014 at 7:53 am #2085631
@millonasLocale: Santa Cruz Mountains, CA
"Your gonna need a urologist."
More like a proctologist I was thinking. Weird the images you can get from a mere thread title if you are as warped as Doug and I.Mar 24, 2014 at 8:40 am #2085645
What size needle are you using for an tera 80 thread? Typically an 80wt thread requires a size 18 needle and is used for thicker fabrics. I'd suggest switching to a smaller say 46wt 100% poly thread with a size 14 needle will fix it. If you're going through some thicker material at the tieout points, I wouldn't go beyond a 69wt thread with size 16 needle. I'm no expert but I have had good results with this set up.
Also as many have recommended a roller presser foot is a dream when sewing silnylon, not sure if you've look into those either.Mar 24, 2014 at 9:29 am #2085657
@sharaldsLocale: Gallatin Range
What Jon said above, sounds like too large a needle to me. Also adjusting your thread tension and doing some tests on scrap fabric could enlighten you as well.Mar 24, 2014 at 9:46 am #2085662
I use a #9 & #12 needle depending on my mood.Mar 24, 2014 at 9:50 am #2085666
I do practice & adjust & recheck my tensions on scrap, its as close to perfect as I can get it with my machine & my eyes.Mar 24, 2014 at 10:23 am #2085676
After doing some reading this morning I think Jon is right… I need smaller thread or a bigger needle. I prefer smaller holes so I'm going to try & find some smaller thread today & see if that has any effect.Mar 25, 2014 at 9:45 am #2085995
First, I was wrong… That Tera 80 is actually 35wt thread & not 80wt thread as someone suggested.
I fixed my puckering issue by stitching radially out from the corner, with the grain.Mar 25, 2014 at 11:19 am #2086023
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