Vinyl & Leather Fabric Product Spotlight Video
Vinyl coated mesh is most commonly used for applications like deck shades. It provides a barrier without compromising flexibility and durability.
Depending on the backing, some vinyl fabrics have a stretch in them, which makes it easier for upholstering furniture. Vinyl is sometimes called faux leather because it’s a great alternative to real leather.
When sewing these fabrics, we recommend using a Teflon presser foot because they tend to stick when fed through the metal presser foot and needle plate. If you don’t have one, you can use matte tape on the bottom of your presser foot.
You’ll want to use a longer stitch length than usual because having lots of needle holes close together perforates the fabric, making it more likely to tear.
Testing out your stitching before starting is recommended. The tension will probably have to be adjusted because of the thickness of the fabric and thread.