Sewing Tip How to attach Velcro to fabric using your sewing machine

Sewing Tip How to attach Velcro to fabric using your sewing machine


Hi guys, I’m Cassie from Faodail Creation, and if you want to learn how to use your sewing machine Or simple sewing tips and tricks I upload videos right here every single Wednesday on this channel in This sewing tutorial I’m going to show you how to attach velcro to fabric So velcro has two parts it will have a side that’s got these really coarse hoops on it and the second side is like a little bit softer and fluffier and When you stick them both together? they attach really firmly And you can rip them apart I’m going to show you how to attach velcro to fabric that’s un sticky because if you use the sticky version of velcro it generally gunks up your needle And it’s going to be harder for you to attach to the fabric so I recommend that you go with unsticky velcro So here I have my scrap piece of fabric And my two pieces of velcro, this is my hooky part, and this is my soft furry part I’m going to start with the furry part first, and I’m just going to clip it into place, so it doesn’t move on me So I’m over at my sewing machine, and I’m going to make my stitch length a little bit shorter I’m using a really hot pink thread in both of my top thread as well as my bobbin thread as You’ll see on the fabric. You would probably want to use a grey thread in your bobbin as the fabric is gray I’m also using a 90/14 micro Tex needle and you are going to want to put your needle in the down position So every time it stops at the end of the velcro here. It’s going to stop in the downward position So when you pivot It’s down, and it makes it easier to work with so We are going to attach this fluffy velcro all the way around the rectangle If it’s your first time Attaching velcro to fabric I would just recommend that you just take your speed control Down a little bit so this regulates How fast you can go So now we’re pivoting around this corner And you see how easy it is to pivot around this corner with your needle in the downward position And then we’re going to pivot again And then we’re going to pivot again Now when we come to this corner We are going to do a diagonal line across the velcro all the way to this other corner down here Now we’re at this corner we want to just get to this other corner over here So we’re just going to travel back down again Down the original section And then we are going to go down to this next corner This is how we attach the velcro So we went all the way up here Across all the way down here and then across and we made this nice Rectangle and then when we got to this corner here we went diagonally and then We wanted to do the other diagonal so we went across here to Here, and then we did another diagonal across making a cross To make sure that this velcro is firmly attached to the back of the fabric Let me show you again how to attach velcro to fabric this time is the more coarser side of the velcro This here is the coarser side of the velcro needle down and We’re going to go down It stops in the downward position and we’re going to pivot Stops in the down, and we’re going to pivot Stops in the down, and we’re going to pivot again Now we’ve come to that corner, and we want to go diagonally across the velcro Then we come to this part here, and we’re going to travel across our existing stitch And then we’re going to come diagonally back down to this section here So here is the velcro is attached to the fabric and we went across We did the rectangle box and we stopped here And we wanted to do our diagonals, so we came all the way down And then we had to stitch across some of our existing stitches over here And then we go all the way up Just to make that stronger attachment for our velcro and on the reverse it’s going to look something like this So here we have it two pieces of velcro attached, let’s just place them together And they’re going nowhere there we go I Really, hope that this sewing tutorial has helped you with how to attach velcro to fabric Please leave a comment down below because I really enjoy reading them And if you’re not already please subscribe to my channel, so you don’t miss seeing me next week. Thank you so much for watching. Bye

21 Comments

  • Donna McLaughlin

    March 7, 2018

    Thanks Cassie. I look forward to each new video!

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  • Bernadine Schacht

    April 28, 2018

    Great and timely instruction. Thank you.

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  • kat s.

    May 24, 2018

    Excellent video. Thank you

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  • Gem Thomson

    July 4, 2018

    Great instructions, never thought of sewing diagnol through the velcro, often wondered why mine would bulge in the middle, thanks 🙂

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  • clavo

    July 5, 2018

    Great Job Cassie – Before seeing your video, I had my wife use sticky velcro to attach to a cloth support for my walker. As you said, it gummed up the needle. It is strange that it worked ok for the first 3 patches of velcro (hook and loop), but then it refused to sew and the needle was so gumed up it could not be threaded. I instinctively used a drop of machine oil to un-gum the needle; which it did, but still it would not sew.
    I used a strand of bamboo from a bamboo skewer to clean out the needle eye.
    There probably is a technique for sewing sticky back but I am not aware of it. I think, (i'm guessing) it involves first putting a drop of oil on the needle before starting to sew and then another drop after about every ten inches of sewing. Maybe a quick spray of WD 40 using that little spray tube or straw that can be attached to the spray can nozzle might work better. Better still is don't use sticky back on cloth. But, it was all I had on hand.

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  • clavo

    July 6, 2018

    Cassie – Because of your good ability to present information I wonder if you could be persuaded to make a video about sewing machine needle sizes ? What is the difference between a style 2020 and a 2045 sewing needle? 90/14 vs 100/16 is also a distinction I'm not clear about. The 14 and 16, I think, refer to the thread size; but, what do the 90 vs 100 stand for?

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  • Mary Scharrer

    August 20, 2018

    YOu are a life save! I could not imagine how to use attach Velcro. SO EASY! THanks

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  • Nurse Kenia

    August 21, 2018

    What type of sewing machine are you using to sew the hook and loop velcro? I was told to get an industrial machine for my project. Any advice would be great. Thanks in advance.

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  • Terri S.

    August 31, 2018

    Thank you so much for this tutorial! I am getting ready to do some sewing that requires velcro, and now I know how. 🙂

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  • jaydes15

    September 30, 2018

    Thank you for the video. I am in the process of sewing cushion covers and am confused as to which side of the Velcro should be on the overlapping part of the cushion cover and which side should be fixed. I would be very grateful for your advice.

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  • Dorian cushing

    October 16, 2018

    Brilliant absolutely brilliant thank you!

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  • Young Fly

    October 16, 2018

    Where did you get that velcro from? Is there any other Velcro that's bigger in the width ?

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  • Pat Andersen

    November 4, 2018

    Thank you, dear I need this to make clothing for Mum, she has a problem with buttons.

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  • Kathleen Fuhrmann

    December 29, 2018

    Thank you! I was worried about messing up my first attempt but feel confident after watching your videa!!

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  • 1angelofthelight2

    March 5, 2019

    Hi Cassie! Loved your names for the different sides of the Velcro – fluffy and hookey – it gave me a smile. Wondering where you got your accent from – you sound like a real home girl to me (I'm from Leeds but live in Scarborough atm). Lovely video, really innovative – keep up the good work we look forward to them. xx

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  • Eponine

    March 17, 2019

    Now attach Velcro to an actual item, like a jacket sleeve. Go on, show us!

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  • Blues Matters Band

    March 26, 2019

    Baby Lock … ROCKS!

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  • Arun Garg

    March 29, 2019

    Good Job! Thanks for info.

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  • bizzieb9

    April 26, 2019

    Thanks for your instructive, and clear video. I have cut down and sewn a duvet cover, from king to single size. I thought to use velcro as the closure. Would you recommend that I cut it up in small pieces, or can I machine the entire length i.e 1 meter?

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  • Suzanna Dorantes

    May 8, 2019

    Oh my God am I glad I saw your video before sewing my velcro to my curtains! I would have messed them up big time. I never thought about sewing the criss cross on both velcros,,, am I glad you were direct to the point and explanation was perfect. Thank you so Much……from Mexico

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  • Mike Peirson

    October 25, 2019

    Thanks Cassie for video, a great help.

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