Sewing on a very stiff canvas HELP please.

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I need some help please, My hubby has bought some  "Straps" to hold
things on the roof rack of out clubs van. He wants me to embroider the
club name on each strap so they dont get stolen.
The straps are a heavy, stiff, canvas sort of stuff, and what I was
wondering was.....what needle should I use? Digitizing the logo is no
problem, going to use sticky stabilizer so I dont have to hoop the
straps but I am worried as to the needle, I think it will have to be a
strong one as the canvas strap is very stiff.
Can anyone give me some tips please.
MeadowGrass

Re: Sewing on a very stiff canvas HELP please.
how does that stop them getting stolen???

is it magic embroidery

clanger

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Re: Sewing on a very stiff canvas HELP please.

It acts as a deterant, as the members of our club only use straps when
they are all together going training etc and if one of the embroidered
straps were to be used by a non official the others would dob them in
and they get in trouble.
It has happened that way before.


On Sat, 22 Nov 2003 08:45:37 -0000, "Clanger"

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Re: Sewing on a very stiff canvas HELP please.
I had a similar issue (I am embroidering names on the straps of
backpacks for a head start program and the strapping should be about the
same) and checked with the people that sell the machines and teach
classes on embroidery.  They to me to use a #100 needle, slow down the
machine and use standard embroidery thread.  I tried it out on the
strapping of one of my backpacks and ran fine.  I also stabilized my
strap the way you said you were thinking about it, I pulled the backing
off of the adheasive stabilizer and fixed it to the bottom of the hoop
(but did not hoop it), and it worked fine once I figured out were to
place the strap using the index marks on the hoop.  Hope this helps.

Mark @
Kapsa's Embroidery Design


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