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Sewing Neoprene

Ellabella

Sewing Neoprene
« on: May 11, 2021, 11:00:45 AM »
Has anybody any experience of sewing neoprene?

I am attempting to make DH a back support. There are times when he needs a bit of warmth and compression.

As he is of a ‘comfortable’ build :laughing: :laughing: the ones I can buy come up a little short.

I’ve sourced the neoprene and some nice wide Velcro but am worried that sewing the Velcro to the neoprene might weaken it too much. I don’t want things popping when he tightens it.

Gernella

Re: Sewing Neoprene
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2021, 11:54:31 AM »
No idea really but there are some YouTube videos if you can stand the blather.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hPnxnpxVxA
« Last Edit: May 11, 2021, 11:56:46 AM by Gernella »
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Efemera

Re: Sewing Neoprene
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2021, 18:25:17 PM »
Yes I made a wet suit once... I butted and zigzagged the edges together and stitched tape over the top, stitching down each side.

Diane

Re: Sewing Neoprene
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2021, 19:08:04 PM »
I made a two phone cases for DH yesterday, i used my walking foot and i thought it sewed easily, i also stitched velcro on to it which seemed to go on quite well, i would use it again.
“I will not buy any fabric until I use my fabric stash at home,”  and then i laughed and laughed.

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ScubaGirl

Re: Sewing Neoprene
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2021, 15:13:53 PM »
I've always wanted to try it. How did it go? Do you think you need a heavy duty machine for it?

Also can I ask where you sourced the neoprene? I would love to make my own wetsuit, but have no clue where to buy neoprene.

Lachica

Re: Sewing Neoprene
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2021, 15:21:58 PM »
Back when I was diving (before you were even a twinkle I suspect) wetsuit kits were sold, with the zips, tape etc.i ended up buying a ready made one but I did a few wetsuit mends. Used a long stitch with thick thread then glued tape on. Since divers in the UK moved to drysuits around 30 years ago I don't know if the kits are still available.
Mary
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Diane

Re: Sewing Neoprene
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2021, 15:26:44 PM »
@ScubaGirl  This is where i bought mine, i don’t have a heavy duty machine and it went through the sewing machine really easily but it was only 3mm/6mm thick

https://www.lomo.co.uk/acatalog/Neoprene-Sheets.html
« Last Edit: June 07, 2021, 16:32:11 PM by Diane »
“I will not buy any fabric until I use my fabric stash at home,”  and then i laughed and laughed.

Janome 4300QDC, overlocker Brother 1034d