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!
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