I’m trying to solve a very vexing problem. I am using sheets of carbon fiber. It’s a coarse weave- akin to burlap. But it lacks the texture of burlap threads and so cutting and working with this stuff is brutal. It comes unwoven really easily- and more easily when it’s wet with sticky epoxy liquid. :eek:
The only areas that do not become difficult to work are the pre-sewn seams on the roll of cloth I bought. It occurs to me that if I tried to do a loose but useful basting stitch using my sewing machine, the foot that moves cloth along would rip loose the carbon fiber threads and wreck it.
BUT- if I find one of those hand-held sewing machine doohickeys, I might be able to affect a basting stitch without pulling the fibers loose. Does that sound like a plan, and has anyone out there used one of these things? Do they work, even moderately well? I don’t need fancy and clean, I just need some kind of stitch that will keep the loosely woven fibers in place as I cut and glue them up in the form.