Great attention is required when processing water resistant or waterproof textiles.
Tiny holes result from the needle perforation through which water can penetrate.
This can be avoided by carefully adjusting the various seams (e.g. no shoulder seams).
In order to make water resistant materials waterproof they are lined with a porous membrane which
lets steam through (available in our shop : Aqua Guard Climaliner).
With the help of this item any piece of clothing can be styled after the latest trend without having to
take into consideration the sealing of the seams. Wearing quality becomes more comfortable due to the porous membrane.
A water resistant upper material glued to a comfortable bottom material is called a
“coated” material. Unfortunately the glue often leaves residues on the pins as
well as the machine needle. It is therefore advisible to use the same needles for your piece of work.
Use any material left over to try out the kind of stitch you require and type of needle. Attention:
Lines once sewn on remain visible when being opened again. Always make sure of the width of the garment
before sewing together the seams. If it is your first time on rainproof material it is best to choose an easy sewing pattern.
Impregnated materials are provided with a water resistant preparation.
The materials will not become totally waterproof but at least water resistant.
The impregnation can weaken after some washing and should therefore be repeated from time to time.
The dry cleaners offer this service.
All coated materials can be washed in the machine at 40°
without using any softener. It is advisible to tumble them dry. It increases the impregnation value.