Can a regular sewing machine sew nylon?
It seems that just about every model can handle nylon very well. These machines are well built and have the strength to tackle nylon smoothly so you do not have any hardships when you are sewing. Other machines that handle nylon well are the Babylock Melody and the Sailrite models.
What thread should I use for webbing?
You must use a top-quality, 100% polyester thread. Stay away from the inexpensive thread found in all fabrics stores. It is very weak and will shred and rot. For sewing anything heavy, such as packs and webbing, heavy-duty nylon is recommended; #69 nylon is commonly used in the industry.
What is the thinnest sewing needle?
Sharps are the standard sewing needle and range from size 1 to the smallest size 11. Betweens are shorter than sharps and are sized from 3 to 11. Both types have sharp points! Betweens are ideal for professional sewing and techniques such as backstitch or applique.
How do I bond ripstop nylon?
The best way to glue Nylon is to use a plastic cement like J-B Weld PlasticWeld in conjunction with a regular CA glue like Loctite Super Glue. For Nylon Fabrics, the best glue is E6000 Craft Adhesive.