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Help w/sewing hard side of velcro

Bloss1996 | Posted in General Discussion on

I do quite a bit of sewing with velcro both sides and although I have no problems with the soft side the hard side is a pain in the butt.

When sewing in reverse to secure the stitches many times it pulls the top thread through to the bottom.  The thread often breaks.

Does anyone have a solution to sewing with this.  I have tried just about everything: changing tension, sharp needles and heavier needles.  I have been struggling with this for years when it occured to me that maybe someone on this list could help.




  1. AAC | | #1

    I've  used a lot of velcro and sometimes I need to put something over it, like wax paper.

    1. Bloss1996 | | #2

      I'll give it a try.  Thanks

  2. Susan -homedecsewing | | #3

    I've had luck staying on the very edge away from the rough stuff. this helps. Also when carrying to someplace to install or launder, add a soft Velcro on top to keep it from snagging all over your project. I just did this for a clients special bed skirt.used the soft industrial sticky part around the inside edge of foot and edge rails. sewed the rough to the skirt top flange. gave her extra pieces of soft Velcro when she removes it for cleaning to cover the rough parts.But I am going to try the paper over it also when sewing.

    1. Bloss1996 | | #4

      Thanks for your input Susan, but with what I am making I sew along the edge as you suggested but I have to go across the rough stuff.


      1. Pattiann42 | | #5

        Walking foot works for me.

        1. Bloss1996 | | #8

          Thanks Spicegirl I never thought of that will have to try it.



  3. Teaf5 | | #6

    I use a zipper foot set to the outside for velcro and usually just do the long edges, backstitching at the ends.  If I need the stitching to go across the ends, I first trim the hard part as far as possible from the last row of hooks to give myself space to stitch.

    1. Bloss1996 | | #7

      I do need to sew accross it so the suggestion to trim and then sew as far away from the last row of hooks is a good idea.  I will give it a try.


      Thanks ..........

  4. Crazy K | | #9

    When I do my bibs, etc. I have gone to the Snag-free Velcro and I use a small z-z stitch and make sure I catch the corners.  That seems to work for me.  the Snag-free seems a bit less stubborn!


    1. Bloss1996 | | #10

      Thanks K,

      I have never heard of the snag free and will have to look for it!


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