Here are some sewing tips to keep in mind when working with BioThane® coated webbing.https://www.youtube.com/embed/9KQZFlQb-iI?rel=0 https://www.youtube.com/embed/exyrEj-7QGI?rel=0 https://www.youtube.com/embed/PJkR4seSwPA?rel=0
Heavy Material Sewing Machine
- Typically, machines used for sewing heavy materials such as leather can handle BioThane® belting.
- For continuous feed, use a walking foot or compound-feed sewing machine with a toothed plate.
Thread Tension and Lubrication
- Maintain close control over thread tension and lubrication.
- Thread tension must be higher than for sewing leather.
- Only lubricated or bonded thread is recommended.
- Ready-wound bobbins will keep thread tension consistent.
- Changing gearbox settings to reduce speed and increase power produces a tighter, more uniform stitch pattern.
- Spraying thread with silicone improves sewing.
- Either “MB” or “GM” treatment also helps performance.
- Most commonly used thread weights are #69, #92 and #99.
Needles: Diamond Point or Standard
- Use needles with a sharp point.
- Diamond point and standard needles will provide the best results.
- Do NOT use Teflon coated needles. They have not performed well on our belting.
- Choose needles that have grooves twice the size of the thread being used so the thread is forced through the stitch.
- The maximum recommended stitch pattern is 6 stitches per inch.
- Sewing BioThane® belting tends to dull any needle, so be sure to replace needles before they lose their effectiveness.
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