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Tips for sewing on vinyl fabric

If you don't want to use MJTrends silicone lubricant (https://mjtrends.com/categories-Latex-Shine,Notions) you can use food grade silicone spray, the type used in meat slicers and grinders:...



Coat I made for my wife

Used 0.65 patent vinyl, heavily modified sewing pattern Simplicity 4084. And many ideas from Pinterest. Very pleased with result.And, made a fun Santa hat with some of the leftovers.  :-)

shinyskintight, January 7th 2022 6:10:26 pm

WOW! That is amazing!  Great job! 👏👏👏

CarolGray, September 21st 2021 4:26:16 am

Hi, wow that coat is gorgeous, you are so good!!!!




Hello,I saw a few questions on here about using eyelets / grommets with latex, I have experimented a little bit with this, but every time I use a grommet with latex at least one hole rips a little bit and the whole piece is...

JP, August 4th 2021 6:46:58 pm

For quality stainless grommets, I use C S Osborne, a high quality industrial grommet manufacturer.  They're...

pollysuperstar, July 20th 2021 4:36:56 pm

Soak the cotton tape in rubber cement then hang the strip to dry completely. Then sandwich it between two layers...



Latex and Eyelets help!

Hi!I've been adding eyelets to my pieces, but because they are made of brass they stain the latex. I can't find any stainless steal eyelets anywhere... wondering if there's another suggestion or a way round this problem??I really...

pagetmillard, January 22nd 2021 10:58:27 am

Hi!Thank you so much for both suggestions - Have you tried the eyelets from Mj? They look sturdy enough, but...

Chloe, January 22nd 2021 9:22:38 am

Not sure if you're aware, but MJTrends offers non-brass...



Latex Adhesive

Hi,I have been using the latex adhesive from MJ Trends and simply cannot get it to stick they way it should. I have used alcohol to clean the surface prior to sticking. Have rolled it properly, allowed it to cure etc. I have even...

pollysuperstar, July 20th 2021 4:39:30 pm

You don't use alcohol to clean it you need to use a heptane solvent, AKA rubber cement thinners.

Chloe, November 9th 2020 12:07:50 pm

Hi Tim,Can you share photos of your seams that came apart?  That might shed some light on what is...