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sewing with silnylon

HeartFire's picture

Has anyone here sewn with  Silnylon? (silicone impregnated ripstop nylon) its a very light weight nylon used for outdoor gear - backpacking etc. Any suggestions on sewing it?  is very slippery, I read somewhere on the net to use a large needle!! I would think a small needle would be better, do I need a sharp or universal?  I had some luck using a light weight tearaway stabilizer with it, and a teflon coated foot, but I'm not really sure that was necessary.