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Theatrical or extra sturdy Buckram
Buckram is hard to sew need help
droxy

droxy
Texas USA
Member since 9/25/07
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Date: 5/20/10 8:31 PM

OK I am making a large wide brim hat out of theatrical buckram. It's stiff stuff. I am confused as to what sewing needle type (on a machine) I would use. Especially if I have to go through layers of fabric such as cotton twill and poly satin. I am wondering if I butcher my fabric with a leather needle. I have a decent sewing machine, I have a old kenmore and I just got a singer 401 slant o matic.

I bow to anyones expertise on this.

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Date: 5/20/10 8:59 PM

I usually start with a 14 and move up to a 16 if it doesn't work. I really like denim needles for thick fabrics.

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droxy

droxy
Texas USA
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In reply to diane s

Date: 5/20/10 11:03 PM

Thanks! I tried searching it on my own. All I could find was don't use a blunt needle or ball pointed.

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