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Problem marking nylon, Help!
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Michael Davis
(mad777) - F

Locale: South Florida
Problem marking nylon, Help! on 07/17/2007 19:05:22 MDT Print View

I have been marking cut lines in lightweight (0.9 - 1.1 oz) nylon with a sharpie. So far, my projects have been fairly utilitarian ranging from quilts to stuff-sacks. However, I am now branching out into clothing and I can no longer accept the fact that the sharpies show through the nylon to the other side! I am planning a down insulated garment with baffles so, there is a lot of marking going on throughout the piece. How can I mark the lines for the baffles for sewing using something that will show up on one side but not the other of the nylon?

Bill Fornshell
(bfornshell) - MLife

Locale: Southern Texas
Problem marking nylon, Help! on 07/17/2007 20:14:40 MDT Print View

Try a more or less worn thin old bar of soap. Or if necessary carve a sharp edge on it. The soap will rub off or wipe off with something damp. This works great.

peter kvamme
(karacolor) - F

Locale: midwest
Re: Problem marking nylon, Help! on 07/17/2007 20:44:11 MDT Print View

there are many specialty marking tools you can use for this purpose, chalk pencils or markers that are made to wash out... you could find them at any craft or quilting store.
of course, soap would work as well, and is basically free.

Joe Federici
(need2boat) - F

Locale: North East
Re: Re: Problem marking nylon, Help! on 07/20/2007 21:31:15 MDT Print View

I find prismacolor pencils work really well. If you've got a friend that draws or who's an art teacher. They mark well and then rub off easy. Most art stores also sell them loose.