Tips for sewing Ripstop fabric

Ripstop is a tightly woven, lightweight fabric characterized by a raised grid-like surface that resists tearing and ripping.

Learning how to sew ripstop nylon fabric can be difficult for sewing beginners.

It slips around, frays all over, and is predisposed to skipped stitches and seam puckering.

Here are some tips for sewing ripstop nylon with a home sewing machine!

1. Use sharp sewing scissors/shears or a sharp rotary cutter for the best results.

2. Neatening edges before sewing can decrease fraying.

3. Use a walking, roller, or non-stick presser foot to feed layers evenly.