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Zocia
« on: February 04, 2008 08:15:57 AM »

Hi~

Ages ago, I saw spools of polyester thread (yarn? heavier than thread, thinner than yarn. Very sturdy looking) at a Michael's and remember thinking that it was perfect for making waterproof bags.  It had this sheen to it, and the weight reminded me of the stuff The Sak uses on their crocheted bags.

Sadly, it's not there anymore and of course, now I want to find it to make reusable supermarket bags.

Problem is, I have no idea what to google. "Polyester" "crochet" "yarn" or "thread" brings up laceweight stuff or heavy stuff for sweaters. Does anyone have any suggestions as to what to search for, or a place to get them?
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« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2008 11:47:17 AM »

There's nylon thread, it's pretty popular for making stuff like purses so that they don't wear and tear so easily.
http://www.joann.com/joann/catalog.jsp?CATID=cat2706&PRODID=prd31115&source=search
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« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2008 12:35:58 PM »

There's nylon thread, it's pretty popular for making stuff like purses so that they don't wear and tear so easily.

ah thank you! That must be it. Should have known I got the material wrong. =_= Thanks again!
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« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2008 03:32:09 PM »

There's also a slightly heavier gauge at...hold on to your hat...Home Depot. And it comes in colors. And it's cheap.
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« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2008 09:48:24 PM »

I've seen some great hanks and spools of nylon (among other things) at hardware stores and in hardware departments of stores.  Some comes in great colors and even color combos and some is quite inexpensive.  It would be perfect for a project like shopping bags.
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« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2008 07:34:51 AM »

The hardware store thing is good to know because so far ive only really seen nylon at my local walmart and they only have two colors, black and a tanish color. I love the black but there's only so much you can do with one color. Thanks for the info Grin

btw im glad i could help figuring out what type of thread it was. I feel useful lol
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« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2008 02:46:29 PM »

Home... Depot. O_O wow, thanks. hahahah

i will check that out for sure. Cheesy hurray, thank you guys.
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