Would it be a mistake to use elastic string when making a backpack?

Radio 4/16/2012 07:17 pm 2131

I've heard most people use fishing line, as it's said to be stronger because it holds more weight, but I'm not sure if it would be a waste for me to go out and buy some...

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  • jellybelly8562
May 31, 2012 5:20 pm
ive made alot of backpacks and i use 1.00 mm elastic is the best and to connect the panels (if your doing a squared backpack)use 1.5mm blue elastic strin and it shuld be good big grin
May 24, 2012 4:02 pm
you could use normal string? i dunno, never made a bag before...
  • deadmau5_rawr
May 14, 2012 1:09 pm
I hate fishing line with a passion, but i am planning on making a backpack, and i am using the stretchy cord that the HxC kandi kids use.
Apr 30, 2012 7:39 am
It would be best if you used a non-stretchy, extremely durable string like fishing line or something, because backpacks can get really heavy and you wouldnt want it to break and have all your hard work falling all over the floor.
  • Chowder3
Apr 20, 2012 1:32 pm
i would say use fishing line because it can hold more wieght and you dont have to use like 50lb line i usually use about 17lb for my bags/backpacks
Apr 18, 2012 10:58 pm
I prefer the elastic stretch cord crumpet has linked on here for all my projects. Its easy to work with, hard to break, doesnt break down with sweat like stretch cord, and it doesn't tear my hands apart nearly as much as everything else. I would say give it a small try to test it and if you like what it gives you in the end then you have your answer. Good luck, hope you find the perfect answer for you ^^
  • ohaidakotahhh
Apr 17, 2012 5:46 pm
I've tried using fishing string, but it's really difficult for me to use it, I prefer stretch string, but it really depends on what you're going to carry in the backpack, if it is lightweight stuff then go with elastic because you already have it but if you're going to put a lot of things in it I'd go with fishing line
Apr 17, 2012 4:11 pm
It wouldn't be a waste, as it would have better structure with the use of fishing line. You also wouldn't have to worry nearly as much about it breaking due to being overstretched.
  • BabyRuBear
Apr 17, 2012 11:58 am
Idk about backpacks, but I use fishing line for purses, wallets, masks, bandanas, belts,and even the cups of my kandikini were made with (thin, but strong) fishing line. (I used stretch cord for the straps.) i plan to use it for all the bigger projects i make in the future. I know i'll probably make a backpack one day, and i'll be using fishing line. I also like to use fishing line for my flat peyote stitches. Trust me, it won't be a waste to buy it. For me, it's a necessary item to have in your kandi kit!
  • Froggs
Apr 16, 2012 8:16 pm
I think it would I'd used fishing string so it can bemore tight