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InsufferableBratt
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PostSubject: Velcro help!   Sun Sep 21, 2014 4:42 pm

I have zero experience with Velcro.

I bought a panel a few weeks ago with 6 bibs on it for Widget. Ended up with 3 (!) separate backing fabrics for those, so i guess I will be doing 2 in each. Also bought some cream colored flannel to line them with (JoAnn's was out of white.)


Directions said to sew the front piece of the bib and the back together and turn. Ok, I have one done, the official test bib, and need to figure out how to finish this up. Directions said to use velcro on the ends to put it on.


Here's where I'm a little confused. The velcro I got is sticky back. Originally, I wasn't sure how well that would hold down and planned to sew around the edges to make sure it stayed on. The directions say to wash your fabric first, then apply the Velcro. I washed everything before I started. Should I still wash it first, or does prewashing all your fabric count as the first step here? Laundry day isn't till Friday, so I have some time to figure out when it goes in.

Thanks!
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PostSubject: Re: Velcro help!   Sun Sep 21, 2014 5:50 pm

I know your not gonna want to hear this Bratt, but sticky Velcro isn't what you want to use on this.  Just plain Velcro is.  The reason being ..... sticky Velcro will really mess up your machine needle and break your threads. 

That type of Velcro is usually used for backing fabric for tables.  Example,  I once used it on fabric to go all the way around a 6 ft. table for a lady.   It worked perfect!  Someone having Tupperware parties that needs to hide their boxes or such use this just for that purpose.

Washing the little bibs won't matter if you use Velcro.  Just use the sew in type for this.  Trust me.  I'm a 40+ year seamstress and I know what I'm talking about.
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InsufferableBratt
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PostSubject: Re: Velcro help!   Sun Sep 21, 2014 6:50 pm

Thankfully, I insist on putting everything possible on plastic, so I still had the receipt. My mommy and daddy taught me credit cards = cash, so they are always paid in full each month and I use them for rewards. Just located the receipt and will see about exchanging it later this week. Thanks.
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PostSubject: Re: Velcro help!   Sun Sep 21, 2014 6:52 pm

Also Bratt, I found using a denim/jeans needle made sewing the velcro on so much easier, I had no end of problems with other needles, good luck, cant wait to see the pics

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PostSubject: Re: Velcro help!   Sun Sep 21, 2014 6:55 pm

I'll have to check if I have any of those needles Gimpy! Thanks for the tip. I took a pic of the bib and sent it to Anita earlier....put it on my Twisted Ninja Bread man, so I guess he is a baby ninja bread man!
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PostSubject: Re: Velcro help!   Sun Sep 21, 2014 9:14 pm

Sticky velcro certainly does not equal the regular stuff. Of course, you could cheat and use BUTTONS. Prewashing before you cut is fine, and really, a better idea all around.
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PostSubject: Re: Velcro help!   Mon Sep 22, 2014 5:59 am

Great idea about those needles Gimpy.  Never thought of that.  Buttons are good MN, but Velcro is much quicker when putting on and taking off....
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PostSubject: Re: Velcro help!   Mon Sep 22, 2014 6:31 am

I have used jeans needles with stick on Velcro. It does work. My experience is that Velcro comes by the roll and is much cheaper than sticky stuff in little packets.
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PostSubject: Re: Velcro help!   Mon Sep 22, 2014 11:01 am

IMHO....sticky Velcro has it's place and it's NOT for garments of any kind.
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PostSubject: Re: Velcro help!   Mon Sep 22, 2014 7:06 pm

I've used the sticky kind, but the sew in only type does work better. It is cheaper to buy it by the strip/yard/inches, however, you can buy circle precut ones in packages and they look really nice on a bib. I usually use snaps on a bib, but velcro works well, too.
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PostSubject: Re: Velcro help!   Tue Sep 23, 2014 12:30 pm

I agree that the sticky stuff wouldn't be good for your garment or machine...can't wait to see the pictures. Bet they are cute!
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PostSubject: Re: Velcro help!   Thu Sep 25, 2014 2:52 pm

At some time in the past, an expectant grandma talked about getting a special Velcro she used on baby things. I think it was supposed to be softer - less "prickly" - but I've never checked on it.

Bratt - I guess you already know for sure you should not sew through that sticky kind!! Some of us even have experience (of the bad kind) to back up our advice! doh
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PostSubject: Re: Velcro help!   Thu Sep 25, 2014 4:41 pm

QBee, I think that's the kind I bought today! I saw a sew on and a softer sew on......same price, so I figured I'd give the softer one a try. Got a package of that and one of the denim needles too. Exchanged the unopened sticky back kind for this stuff.

Thanks for all the help!

I'm hoping to get the velcro on the bib this weekend. We'll see how that goes!
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PostSubject: Re: Velcro help!   Thu Sep 25, 2014 6:26 pm

Good luck bratt, softer velcro would be the way to go, cant wait to see your project

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PostSubject: Re: Velcro help!   Fri Sep 26, 2014 9:52 am

Logan has some bibs with the reg. sew on Velcro and some with the softer sew on Velcro. Just MHO but I don't like the softer as much, it just doesn't stay "stuck" as well as the regular. I think to get it softer it has less or maybe weaker barbs on the on the one side and doesn't grab as well. Then again, maybe it is just me and the fact that Logan hates bibs and yanks on them all the time. The soft ones he gets off, the regular one takes a lot more work on his part. For a new born, I am sure the softer is fine, toddlers need chains and locks. Thud

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PostSubject: Re: Velcro help!   Fri Sep 26, 2014 3:55 pm

Bratt - I would use a good size piece of Velcro, not just a little square. As TxM mentioned, those little people like to grab and pull, and a longer strip of the Velcro will present a greater challenge to bib removal by the little one's mitts! ( :
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PostSubject: Re: Velcro help!   Fri Sep 26, 2014 4:26 pm

LOL, point taken! I will have to think about this some first.
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PostSubject: Re: Velcro help!   Fri Sep 26, 2014 5:06 pm

more traditionally, you could have a bow or a button in the back.
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PostSubject: Re: Velcro help!   Sat Sep 27, 2014 5:03 pm

Ok, got the first of Widget's 6 panel bibs done today. I decided one of my two Build a Bear bears could be a model for everyone. This is Spot Bear, named in honor of Buckeye's best friend.



I had no problems getting the soft velcro on there! The denim needle worked fine (except my needle threader didn't like it!) and I just zigzagged all around the velcro to hold it on a little better. I am wondering if the soft velcro is the best option, as I'm not sure how well this will hold and it feels a little funny to work with. I was originally going to get the other kind today, but found we can get the shower supplies that were on sale for less elsewhere if I wait till they run a coupon.

Marynel, I debated the various ways to secure the bib. A tie of some kind is an option, but I think it might be more trouble for these than it's worth. A button might work with an elastic loop around the other side, but that's kind of nontraditional. I think the velcro is the best option because these seem to be small, more like infant size. I think by the time Widget gets to the grabbing and pulling stage, he'll likely have outgrown them.
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