best needle size for vinyl. - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Interior
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 11-08-2009, 01:59 PM
stumpy1972uk1's Avatar
newbie
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: united kingdom
Age: 42
Posts: 93
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 1
Thanked 2 Times in 1 Post
best needle size for vinyl.

hi guys , i have recently purchased a toyota walking foot sewing machine with the intention of doing my own seats for my vauxhall victor project , what size needle would be best for the vinyl , the current needle supplied with the machine which i have no idea what size it is seems to cut the fabric. any help greatly appreciated. cheers ade

    Advertisement
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 11-09-2009, 06:56 AM
DanTwoLakes's Avatar
Hotrodders.com Moderator
 
Last wiki edit: Contact adhesive
Last journal entry: 49 Packard
Last photo:
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Lake Tomahawk, Wisconsin
Age: 64
Posts: 5,823
Wiki Edits: 22

Thanks: 0
Thanked 143 Times in 131 Posts
You should change the needle right away. It's more likely a burred or bent needle. Depending on your machine, you should be able to use anywhere from a size 18 needle to as much as size 24, with the smaller the number the smaller the shaft of the needle. None of them should cut the fabric. If you have a home type sewing machine, it may not be able to handle what you are trying to sew. Also, you only need to be sewing 5 or 6 stitches per inch. Any higher stitch count per inch and you could cut the vinyl.
__________________
__________________________________

No one lives forever, the trick is creating something that will.
__________________________________
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 11-09-2009, 03:19 PM
stumpy1972uk1's Avatar
newbie
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: united kingdom
Age: 42
Posts: 93
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 1
Thanked 2 Times in 1 Post
hi Dan , thanks for the reply ,the machine is an toyota LS2-AD331LP industrial walking foot sewing machine. the needle was new , after reading your thread it points to the stitch length , ive ordered some 19s needles. i will decrease the number of stitches and give it a go. thanks for your advice . regards ade
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 11-09-2009, 03:55 PM
DanTwoLakes's Avatar
Hotrodders.com Moderator
 
Last wiki edit: Contact adhesive
Last journal entry: 49 Packard
Last photo:
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Lake Tomahawk, Wisconsin
Age: 64
Posts: 5,823
Wiki Edits: 22

Thanks: 0
Thanked 143 Times in 131 Posts
Remember, just because a needle is new doesn't mean it didn't get bent or burred somewhere along the way, but changing the needle to a smaller one and increasing the stitch length is a good idea.
__________________
__________________________________

No one lives forever, the trick is creating something that will.
__________________________________
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Interior posts with photos

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
holley jet size markzepp820 Engine 3 03-31-2007 10:23 PM
Garage size options 66GMC Garage - Tools 62 02-28-2007 09:32 PM
Is There An Exhaust Size Rule Of thumb To HP Rating? 64nova Engine 10 11-06-2006 11:59 PM
87 Lincoln Rear Caliper Banjo Bolt Size? sonicweb Suspension - Brakes - Steering 2 08-30-2006 01:00 PM
S-10 tail pipe size catscan4free Engine 3 02-23-2004 02:34 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:29 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.