How to Sew Marine Grade Vinyl

Marine grade vinyl can be thick and difficult to run through a sewing machine. Due to its UV resistance and waterproof capabilities, marine grade vinyl is a great fabric for outdoor covers and boat cushions. There are several ways to make your sewing a little easier.

Things You'll Need

  • Marine grade vinyl

  • Leather needle

  • Teflon sewing foot

  • Straight pins

  • Tissue paper

  • Upholstery thread

Step 1

Purchase a needle for your sewing machine meant for sewing leather. This thicker needle will go through the thick fabric without breaking.

Step 2

Purchase a Teflon-plated foot for your sewing machine. This will help the vinyl to glide through the machine on the top without resistance.

Step 3

Pin tissue paper to the bottom of the vinyl to avoid resistance from the sewing machine.

Step 4

Use upholstery grade thread. Thicker thread will give the project more strength.