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Discussion in 'DIY & MYOG' started by PhilHo, Jun 18, 2020.

  1. PhilHo

    PhilHo Thru Hiker

    I've been doing a bit of searching here and have found various recommendations for threads but would appreciate advice on which thread for what purpose, including size and source, if possible.

    I have been using Gutermann Top Stitch, polyester on 30m spools as a strong general purpose thread 100 tex, 1000 dtex. I think I may be erring on the too strong side. This is good stuff but quite expensive at about £2.50 a reel for 30m!

    I want to buy some very strong general purpose thread for repairing horse rugs etc. I've seen bonded nylon recommended on a thread here @Mole. This sounds perfect and is available in 500m reels for about the same as 2 x 30m of the other stuff I've been using. What size though?

    I've ordered up a bit of rip stop fabric to have a play with making peg bags etc. What thread do you use for different projects?

    TIA
  2. Whiteburn

    Whiteburn Thru Hiker

    I've always leaned towards using polyester thread since it has better UV resistance that nylon, don't really have an idea if this is really a practical or functional necessity but that my choice.
    For heavy weight thread I use Gutermann Tera 60, I've bought it in the past in 600m spools from Profabrics.
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  3. Teepee

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    Bonded/corespun polyester is the goto. 60 is a good general purpose thickness that will usually do fine in machines.

    Nylon can be a pain. It's a bit stickier and never seems to sew as well. As above, UV damage is another pain with it.
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  4. PhilHo

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    Its advice like this that makes this forum so brilliant. Many thanks to you both!
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  5. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    I use guttermann upholstery thread for near everything bar 10d !
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  6. PhilHo

    PhilHo Thru Hiker

    Does it have a code or specific name @Enzo ?
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  8. PhilHo

    PhilHo Thru Hiker

    Last edited: Jun 19, 2020
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  10. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    Thanks, just ordered 1000m of the M27 to try. Cheeps!

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