This Strange Sewing Trick: Most Beginners Don’t Know About

Strange Sewing Trick

Dental Floss for Hand Sewing: A Strong and Flexible Alternative to Thread

L:et me introduce you to a surprising alternative that you probably already have in your bathroom: dental floss!

That’s right, dental floss isn’t just for keeping your teeth clean and healthy, it’s also a strong and flexible alternative to regular thread. So, the next time you’re working on a heavy-duty sewing project, consider giving dental floss a try. You’ll be amazed at how well it holds up.

Now, I know what you’re thinking. “Dental floss for sewing? That’s crazy!” But hear me out.

First a Disclaimer:  Absolutely DO NOT use dental floss in your sewing machine!!!

Dental floss can be used for a variety of sewing tasks, like attaching buttons or zippers, hemming garments, and even repairing tears in fabric. Use the dental floss by hand rather than with a sewing machine, but it’s still a great option for those tough sewing projects.

Of course, it’s important to keep in mind that the strength of dental floss can vary depending on the type and thickness of the floss. Generally, a single strand of dental floss has a tensile strength between 3.5lbs to 25lbs, but thicker strands may have a stronger tensile strength. So, make sure to choose the right dental floss for your project and always test a small section of fabric before proceeding with a larger project.

Using dental floss for sewing may seem a little unconventional, but it’s a trick that many experienced sewers swear by. So, don’t be afraid to give it a try. Who knows, you might just become a dental floss sewing pro! Just remember to consult an expert if you have any questions about how to use dental floss correctly for sewing.

So next time you’re feeling frustrated with your regular sewing thread, head to the bathroom cabinet and grab some dental floss. Your sewing projects will thank you!

Marjorie Vaudreuil

HI. I'M MARGIE I love creating and creations of all kinds! I love Jesus, I love my family and I love to teach! That's what makes life exciting for me and that is why I have so much to share with you. I am founder and owner of SewingPatternSecrets LLC, based in Boston, MA. I am a writer and an avid sewist with a background in fine art and design from New England School of Art and Design, Boston. Sewing Patterns Secrets was conceived with my husband (my #1 supporter), inspired partly from my grandmother, but largely inspired by my mother, who passed in 2017. She supported many decades of my artistry, including, but not limited to, sewing. Whilst my mother was indeed, an important benefactor, my husband has unfailingly supported all of my endeavours and is the Director of Sales. As the Product and Project Director, I conceptualized, developed, produced, tested, and edited all of the 125+ curated sewing patterns, instructions and ebooks, using my decades of experience. I managed a team of fashion designers to help me with the 3D software and production. I and three other master seamstresses, vector artists, graphic designers, and one amazing fashion illustrator. Production took two solid years of detail and hard work and another six months of sales funnel creation. I give thanks to: Fer, Rima, Oksana, Debbie, Kathreen, Suanne, Elizabeth, Jacki, Bronwen, Kimberly, and the many others who contributed. As such, I am gifted with the ability to share with you my expertise and everything that I have learned along the way, as relates not only sewing, but to project and product creation and all areas of design: web, graphic, fashion, pattern and product creation. This would include 10s of software, marketing and SEO tools, affiliate marketing and so much more. All you have to do is ask! In addition to writing all of the ebooks for Sewing Pattern Secrets, I am also the main writer of this blog, but looking for other (Human) sewing bloggers who would like to partner with us. We welcome guest bloggers, vloggers, influencers and also an invitation to blog for you as well. We always want your advice and we also want to hear from you regarding ideas and improvements to our blog, product, or advertising. PLEASE COMMENT. Please do write me at Blessings, Margie "Make it your goal to live a quiet life, minding your own business and working with your hands, just as we instructed you." 1 Thessalonians 4:11 (coming soon)

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