Are you ready to learn how to sew vinyl? Then you’ve come to the right place!
Vinyl fabric is very versatile and is ideal for indoor and outdoor sewing projects. You can make everything from patio cushions and pillows to beach bags to raincoats and baby bibs.
”Vinyl” is really just a blanket term for any fabric that has a “plastic” coating. This includes artificial leather (pleather), oilcloth, laminated fabric, Chalkcloth, etc. These fabrics are water-resistant, durable, flexible, and relatively inexpensive.
The trick to sewing vinyl is using the proper tools and adjusting your machine to the proper settings. In this article, we discuss everything from the foot to the needle to the stitch length.
First, let’s talk about the most common types of vinyl you may come across.
PVC Vinyl: PVC stands for polyvinyl chloride, which is a synthetic plastic polymer. PVC fabric is simply polyester with a layer of polyvinyl chloride. Polyester fabric can be reinforced heavily for industrial projects or be light enough for clothing.
PVC Artificial Leather: These range from resembling animal hides to the latex-look of “Pleather”. It’s much less expensive than buying an authentic animal hide, and for a population of people, more ethical. It’s also water resistant and comes in many styles, textures, and prints. Some bolts will have a cloth backing and others will not.
Post time: Sep-21-2017