Tailoring Thursdays™, Tips, Tricks and Techniques for Sewers
Sewing Hook & Loop Fastener
While some sewers avoid sewing in hook & loop (A.K.A. Velcro), there are times, especially when sewing for children that you may really want to be able to know how and when to sew in hook & loop fastener.
Sewing hook & loop can be difficult so here are a few tips:
The hook side is the rougher of the two hook & loop pieces and the loop side is the softer one.
- Try using a leather machine needle. It will pierce the hook & loop making it easier for the thread to move through the hook & loop without thinning the thread or shredding it.
- Look for some machine safe needle lubricant so that it can move through the hook & loop smoother.
- Try to sew on the edges of the hook & loop. This is much easier when you use a zipper foot, see pictures below:
I hope this helps you out the next time you need to sew with hook & loop fastener!
Do you have any hook & loop tips or tricks?