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    DCF needle and thread

    I ordered some DCF DIY dry bags from Ripstop by the Roll. This will be my first time working with DCF. What needle and thread is recommend?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WillieWeasel View Post
    I ordered some DCF DIY dry bags from Ripstop by the Roll. This will be my first time working with DCF. What needle and thread is recommend?

    Thanks in advance.

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    I would use a nylon or polyester thread, not sure the needle matters so much if it is sharp and new.

    Here is their instruction video:

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff-oh View Post
    I would use a nylon or polyester thread, not sure the needle matters so much if it is sharp and new.

    Here is their instruction video:
    Thanks Jeff. I have watched the video, but didnt see anything about thread type.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WillieWeasel View Post
    Thanks Jeff. I have watched the video, but didnt see anything about thread type.

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    Mara 70 and a sharp #14 needle will do just fine

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    Quote Originally Posted by Intimidator View Post
    Mara 70 and a sharp #14 needle will do just fine

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    Thanks! I bought some Mara 70 this morning in a few different colors. Glad to have some confirmation on it now.

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    Why not use tape? If you sew they won’t be waterproof.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kthompson View Post
    Why not use tape? If you sew they won’t be waterproof.
    You tape over the seams after sewing.

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    Or just bond the seams instead(?)

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    I've done a bunch of flat, boxed and round bottom sacks in DCF..

    Most were taped, but the round bottom bags were sewn and tape sealed. Mara 70 and a new standard needle (no different than what I use for silpoly).



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