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Nia Schmald
(nschmald) - MLife
Marking silnylon on 04/07/2009 20:26:32 MDT Print View

I've been trying to figure out how to work with silnylon. My big problem is how to draw a line to use as a guide. The only thing I can get to work is a sharpie. Then I need to use alcohol to remove it. Will this damage the fabric? Is there a better way?

Roger Caffin
(rcaffin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Re: Marking silnylon on 04/07/2009 20:42:26 MDT Print View

Fine point waterproof marker pen (or sharpie) works well. I put the marks in the seam area so they aren't visible later.
Works for me.


Bill Fornshell
(bfornshell) - MLife

Locale: Southern Texas
Re: Marking silnylon on 04/07/2009 21:16:24 MDT Print View


I use the edge of a "used up" piece of soap.

The edge makes a nice line and wipes off if necessary.

Brett Rasmussen
(ascientist) - MLife

Locale: Grants Pass, Oregon
chalk on 04/08/2009 12:06:33 MDT Print View

I use regular blackboard chalk for most of my sewing, including silnylon. I find that it works better than the hard chalk that is made specifically for sewing. If you want a very thin line it can be shaved to a point. For very light colored fabric such as Cuben fiber I use a permanent marker.

Brad Groves
(4quietwoods) - MLife

Locale: Michigan
Re: Marking silnylon on 04/08/2009 13:23:32 MDT Print View

If I'm not concerned about the mark showing up, the sharpie is fine. But I usually use a bit of soap whittled to an edge. Another option that works well for me is a china marker. Think they're also known as grease pencils; they don't bleed though.

Kevin Egelhoff
(kegelhoff) - F

Locale: Southern Cal
Re: Re: Marking silnylon on 04/08/2009 13:42:22 MDT Print View

I second the silver grease pencil. Works great on darker colors !!


Tim Marshall
(MarshLaw303) - MLife

Locale: Minnesota
Re: Re: Re: Marking silnylon on 04/08/2009 13:58:12 MDT Print View

i use chalk. Stays on until i want to wash it off. I have also used fine tip sharpies and they work great, but don't wash off. I like the chalk as i can leave no trace of my markings.


Joe Kuster
(slacklinejoe) - MLife

Locale: Flatirons
Marking silnylon on 04/08/2009 16:45:43 MDT Print View

Personally, I use a silver sharpie, it works on pretty much everything. If your marks are in your hem, no one will know.