Do you constantly find yourself in situations where you don’t have any thread but urgently need to sew a torn stitch? If the answer is yes, here’s a tip; make paracord an essential accessory to carry when leaving home.
Not only does paracord help you to sew clothes, but it also helps in stitching up wounds which is why it should be a permanent part of your emergency kit.
What Is Paracord?
Paracord also known as parachute cord is a lightweight nylon kernmantle rope. As the name suggests, it is used in parachute suspension lines. The material is rot and abrasion-resistant, mildew, and UV fading. It shows a rather elastic property, dries quickly, and is smooth.
The history of paracord dates back to World War II since it was initially used by the military. After its vast advantages were discovered, it was used for commercial and personal purposes. Today, paracord is used for these three main purposes:
Can You Sew Through Paracord?
If paracord is useful in crafting, exactly how can you use it in your projects? Paracord is a unique material that lends itself to a number of uses.
Can you sew through paracord? Most paracord is very thick and can be difficult to stitch through as-is. However, you can use paracord in projects by sewing around it. This will allow the paracord to slide through the fabric.
Paracord is most commonly used for waistbands, drawstrings or piping. However, there are many more projects that you can make using a paracord.
Face masks have become an important item for everyone to carry. You can easily make a face mask with a paracord.
Paracord can replace elastic in a face mask and allow you to adjust the mask easily according to your face. You can even sew your own face mask easily by using a flannel fabric and attaching paracord.
Make an awesome purse with a paracord and leave everyone awestruck! It’s quite easy to make and the best part is that you can easily customize it with any color you want.
Use the Celtic button knot to make your dream purse. You don’t even need a lot of materials. Just some paracord, scissors, and any hard object for the base.
Straps or Ties
Straps tend to break or wear easily, but paracord straps are easy to make and extremely durable. You can also make a strap wrap with paracord to tidy up the loose ends depending upon the thickness and the area you want to cover.
Water Bottle Holder
You can use paracord to make a simple water bottle holder. You will need to learn a few decorative knots but can quickly put together a durable accessory.
Sewing with Paracord Thread
To use the paracord for sewing, you need to convert it into a sewing thread. The inner yarn of the paracord an be used to fix any damaged fabric.
- Chop one end of the paracord, extract the required length of the inner thread and cut it free.
- Separate the inter threads which are made up of two twisted strands.
- Twist the thread by gripping one thread and gently press down on the other one.
- Straighten the thread to prevent it from twisting.
- Put the thread in the needle and you are good to go!
- Use one thread and save the other one for later. (source)
Paracord is a versatile material that can be used as-is to put together quick fixes for projects. It can also be converted into sewing thread. While sewing through it might prove to be a challenge, using paracord in your projects can come in very handy!