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Helpful Hints

The following are ways to minimize holes when sewing Roc-lon® blackout fabric:

  1. Use a straight stitch.
  2. Use a maximum of 5 to 6 stitches per inch.
  3. Use a Mercerized COTTON or a Texturized Polyester thread when sewing blackout lining. These threads tend to plug up needle-holes.
  4. Use a Teflon Needle – Teflon needles will not heat up as much as others. (excessive heat can cause bigger holes).
  5. Use Loose Tension – this eliminates making oval shaped holes in blackout while sewing.
  6. Use a “French seam ” or “over-lap stitch” to eliminate needle-holes on seam stitches. These types of stitches work wonders and provide a “custom look” to the finished drapery.
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