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    making a diy hammock

    I am planning this weekend to go to the fabric store and get what I need to make a hammock. Question is what kind of thread to use? I know what fabrics just not the thread. Thanks

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    Polyester

    Gutterman is a good brand.

    No cotton!
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    A good quality home sewing thread is entirely adequate. No need to get into the exotic industrial threads. It is unlikely a fabric store would carry those anyway. If you are really paranoid you might look for UV resistant outdoor thread. Just make sure it is 100% polyester.
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    Gutterman or Mettler are really top notch polyester threads ... strong, and don't have some of the issues I've seen with cheaper threads. For the amount of DIY I actually do I think either of these two brands of 100% polyester work without causing me grief ... and that works for me!

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    Polyester. Walmart has it. I think for a 200yd spool it was around $4. More than plenty. I just finished my DIY Hammock, bought 2 spools, but didn't even finish one of them.

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    Make sure the thread is not too thick, most home machines don't like the thick thread.
    Polyester 100%
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    Any uv resistant thread I've found is thick, ymmv.
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    thanks everyone

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