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What kind of needle & thread do I need for this?

Posted by cheerful1 (My Page) on
Wed, Jun 13, 12 at 9:38

I need to sew up a stuffed animal that my dog loves to play with, but occasionally shreds. It's his favorite.

I also have a Kong football made of heavy duty material that he has also shredded in places.

I need a heavy duty needle and thread to sew these up tightly. Do I get upholstery needle and thread, or is there something better?

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RE: What kind of needle & thread do I need for this?

Upholstery thread is pretty much the strongest thread you can buy. Usually the fabric will rot/fail before the thread does.

I also have to occasionally do sewing 'surgery' on my sheltie's stuffy toy when she goes overboard in playing with it. She waits uneasily for me to bring it back every time!

RE: What kind of needle & thread do I need for this?

If you have a larger needle and it's not hard to use... Use it.. but for thread, Nothing works so well as dental floss!! I've used it for so many things... if you use a hidden stitch, it don't show, and it won't ever break... You can't break it with your hands... and it holds tight. It's waxed and slides thru with ease

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