I wanted to make a custom quilt for camping I bought hi tec light weight cloth and supper warm batting... Then I thought ya need STRONG thread.... So here goes eBay.... And I found a spool of Kevlar thread from the MATRESS INDUSTRY... They use it becus it is fire resistant!!! But this stuff feels like thin cotton thread. HOWEVER I made the mistake of trying to break it w my hand rather than using the scissor... It cut me... It is that strong and it runs through the sewing machine like cotton... It is amazing...any way I now have a lifetime supply of Kevlar thread for about 15 dollars...
Thanks for the info. The brand I use for fishing is a dark green. Monofilament gets cut on the oyster beds so I have to use it. When I change the line I end up with a decent amount of new line left over on the spool. Not enough to spool another reel.
Was it too slippery when you tried it? I wonder if i used the used line if it would work better. It would be softer and more pliable but still have plenty of strength left.
That makes so much sense ranson. I have a machine where the gear wears out and needs changing. I griped at the mfgr and he explained that the gear was softer than the gear track it runs on. The gear takes 30 minutes to swap out and costs $50. The track it runs on takes a full day to swap, needs specialized equipment to do it, and costs $1,000.
One of the reasons why Kevlar is used in the mattress industry is becuse it is flame resistance... Also I was making a quilt and sewing threw MANY folded edges with the batting.... Many layers are stronger than a single thread. So I chose a strong FIRE RESISTANT thread for my CAMPING quilt... I hope this clarifies my process... The thread was yellow and I bought a $59 wall Mart sewing machine becuse I wanted a 3-4 hundred dollar quilt and was too dam cheep to pay for it. It was one of the few things I have ever sewn. It turned out ugly and WARM....LOL very WARM. by its self it is good down to about 30 degrees. On a mat. In a tent. It is water resistant and still warm when wet... But not as warm...lol
Interesting! I have used spider wire, but never Kevlar thread. I often need thread that I can't break easily, spider wire is excellent that way, but it is buggy to sew with. I'll look for some, thank you for the idea!
I bet it would be nice to use for leather gloves working around wood and rocket stoves. I always get a couple threads melted and then the fingers unzip. I think it will hold up better on the knife holsters too. I am going to try to get some. Thank you for the idea.
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