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Alexander Laws
(goldenmeanie) - F

Locale: Los Angeles
Tips for sewing Cuben on 01/13/2010 10:28:36 MST Print View

Hi all! I'm wondering if anybody has any tips for sewing Momentum to .6 Cuben? I am putting a bivy together today, and thought I would see if there is an appropriate stitch length, etc. that must be used when sewing Cuben(tight stitch, weak tear strength?). Should it just be treated the same as the Momentum, an 8 needle and some standard Guter poly?

Thank you!

Edited by goldenmeanie on 01/13/2010 10:29:18 MST.

Tim Marshall
(MarshLaw303) - MLife

Locale: Minnesota
Re: Tips for sewing Cuben on 01/13/2010 11:20:25 MST Print View

i use the longest stitch my machine makes for cuben. I also use a size 6 needle (not sure it matters though). I suggest folding the cuben so when you sew it you go through at least 2 layers. I do this for my quilts and it really helps. However that is with .33 and with .6 it may not be as important.

-Tim

Alexander Laws
(goldenmeanie) - F

Locale: Los Angeles
stitch on 01/13/2010 11:31:38 MST Print View

Thanks Tim! I was hoping you would chime in! I will use a longer stitch and give the fold a try!

Alright, off to bang some thread through this pricey fabric ;)

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
a size 6 needle? on 01/13/2010 14:28:30 MST Print View

A size 6 needle? Wow. I can barely get a size 8 threaded.

You must have beady eyes, and good, too.

--B.G.--

Tim Marshall
(MarshLaw303) - MLife

Locale: Minnesota
Re: a size 6 needle? on 01/14/2010 00:52:01 MST Print View

my machine thread them for me!!

-Tim