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Unread 02-06-2012, 10:50 PM   #1
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Working with neoprene

I am interested in working with neoprene for a future cosplay. I have been reading some sites that say neoprene is really hard to sew and you need special needles. I have no problem in ordering the needles if needed but the sites that I have been reading suggest to use a special adhesive/tape. I am of course not looking to go in to the water with the fabric. I just want to know if anyone else has worked with it and could give some tips/tricks.

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Unread 02-15-2012, 12:00 AM   #2
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I'm in the same boat as you, I'm making a grampis pilot suit from Blue Sub 6. I have sewn neoprene one time before. It broke my machine and I had to hand sew everything, not easy. Luckily what I was sewing wasn't meant to look pretty but for this project I need to get it perfect.

Let me know if you find any good resources or info.
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Unread 02-15-2012, 12:09 AM   #3
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http://www.ehow.com/how_5809609_sew-neoprene.html

The best I have found so far.
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Unread 02-15-2012, 01:02 AM   #4
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If you have a walking foot for your machine, and since it stretches, I would say use either a serger or a zigzag stitch of some type
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