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Sewing a Duffel Bag - 3/20/2017 12:21:05 PM   
cnagle957

 

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Hi All,

My son would like me to make a duffel bag for him. (He is very particular!).
So my questions are:

What size needle should I use?
Jeans thread? Or?
Same thread in bobbin?

Any and all suggestions are welcome.

TIA,
Chris
P.S. HAPPY SPRING!!!!!!
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RE: Sewing a Duffel Bag - 3/20/2017 1:28:20 PM   
Luzenia

 

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Chris, the fabric used will dictate the size needle and the thread used. If you use denim you will use a jeans needle and jeans thread. If you use heavy duty twill or duck cloth you could probably use a jeans needle and jeans thread
for that also. If you use canvas or upholstery fabric I would go up to a one size larger needle size and use upholstery thread or buttonhole twist. And yes, I would use same thread for bobbin also.

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RE: Sewing a Duffel Bag - 3/21/2017 8:55:41 AM   
cnagle957

 

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Thank you Luzenia!

It will probably be canvas or something else horrible to deal with.

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RE: Sewing a Duffel Bag - 3/21/2017 9:41:45 PM   
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I sewed a carpenter's apron which used a fabric close to canvas, the trick is to use a big enough needle and it makes the job a breeze. I think my dealer sold me a pack of 120s although I will check to make sure. Be fearless!

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