I can not disagree Karen. Perhaps we should also do some thread
strength testing along with the webbing strength testing.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, karens62@a... wrote:
> In a message dated 5/1/2003 10:18:35 AM Eastern Standard Time,
> > I have had nothing remotely close to a failure in a strap.> I do
use a zigzag stitch, 2mm wide, 1mm long. I sew across the strap
(double thickness) then back up all the way across the strap, then
come forward again.
> Interesting enough, it wasn't the sewing technique, but the thread
itself. Because of my inherent laziness, I originally sewed it using
different threads for the top thread and the bobbin - different
colors actually. When I examined the stitching after it broke, it was
VERY obvious that it was the very cheap, old polyester thread that
had out and out broke. It had massive failure - this wasn't lines of
stitching that broke one at a time, this was sudden and complete. I
went right back in and re-sewed it with the Gutterman thread, have
spent probably 50 hours in it so far and it's fine. There really is
no reason that any polyester thread won't work, but more a comment
that you often get what you pay for. For an extra $1.00, if you can
get the good stuff, do it.