Sewing Waterproof Fabric: A Basic Step-by-Step Guide

Sewing Waterproof Fabric

Have You Ever Wondered How to Sew Waterproof Fabric?

There are many uses for waterproof fabric ranging from outdoor furniture, tents, and awnings to sports clothing. Waterproof items are, however, only as good as the type of seam that is used when making them. If the seams on something leak it will be small consolation to know it is designed from a waterproof fabric. Waterproof fabric that will face constant exposure to outdoor weather should be sewn with a flat-felled seam and ultra-violet protected thread.

The following step-by-step sewing details apply whether the item being sewn is a garment or any type of waterproof outdoor item.

Supplies Needed:

  • Waterproof fabric like Gore-tex that has been cut according to the pattern dimensions (It is up to the user to select the pattern because there are so many different things made from waterproof fabric.)
  • Ultra-violet protected thread (Thread often decays faster than waterproof fabric so this will make the item last longer.)
  • Sewing machine
  • Scissors
  • Iron (optional)
  • Straight pins (optional)

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