Welcome to Tuesday’s Tips from SewVeryEasy,
my name is Laura. And did you know that there’s more than one type of Velcro? We’re all familiar with the regular velcro. You have a rough side and you have a soft side. You must have the two different pieces in order for it to work or it won’t stick; the two soft sides are not going to go together and the two rough sites will not stick together. You must have the two separate pieces. When you apply this you need to also take into consideration what side is going to be facing the skin. If you’re putting it on the shirt you’re going to need the rough side towards the skin so that the soft side will come to the top so if you do not get it exact it’s not going to hurt the skin. If the soft side is sewn onto the shirt towards the skin and you don’t get this exactly on, it can be very uncomfortable towards the skin if you’ve gone off of that tape a little. The other thing is is this rough side really can snag up on things. Well the new Velcro has taken that into consideration and the new Velcro is snag-free and you only need one piece. What has been done is the two pieces have been joined together. So this has the rough and the soft side built right inside, so it will attach onto itself. And because the soft side is in there it’s softer against the skin so it doesn’t matter which side you sew down first. It is softer on the skin and it doesn’t snag on anything. Now you only need to buy one piece and it sticks onto itself. So the old style of Velcro still works great but the new one, well, it just has a couple of great features. Thank you for joining me today on Tuesday’s Tips from SewVeryEasy. Feel free to subscribe and, as always, come on back. Let’s see what we’re sewing next time in the sewing room. Bye for now.