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This archived content is from Mary Wilkins’ sewing and quilting message board “Sew What’s New,” which was retired in August 2007. It is being provided by “Sew What’s Up,” which serves as the new home for many members of “Sew What’s New.”
From: michel
Date: 06-20-2007, 01:57 PM (1 of 3)
Hi everyone. As my friend like to tease me about my sewing hobby I've taken up, he has now asked me for help. He has a convertible jeep in which one of the windows stitching for the zipper has started to tear out. What would be the best material to use as thread for this. It has to endure a lot of pull and stress and it will be sewn into a tough, almost plasticy material. Thanks
User: michel
Member since: 05-14-2007
Total posts: 10
From: mommydionne
Date: 06-20-2007, 07:42 PM (2 of 3)
hmmmm, fishing line? Seriously you need a strong industrial nylon or plasticy type thread, anything with cotton is going to rot out, and I think polyester will not do well with sun exposure.
User: mommydionne
Member since: 01-08-2004
Total posts: 838
From: bridesmom
Date: 06-20-2007, 10:13 PM (3 of 3)
I have a huge roll of waterproof thread. It's called Star Nylon, a bonded nylon made by Coats. I used it to make waterproof duffel bags and there is no way that you can break this stuff!! It's a heavier weight, probably thicker than a topstitch thread, but sewed up like a dream once I got the tension figured out.
Tickled pink with my Innovis 4000D
User: bridesmom
Member since: 01-21-2004
Total posts: 2026
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