is it better to use fishingline for bags and masks instead of stretchy string? is it overall cheaper?

muffinpolice 6/30/2014 01:12 pm 3527

I'm currently using stretchy string (which I buy in HUGE spools online because its cheaper) and I was wondering if fishing line would work any better. If so, could I get some brands/prices/places to buy? Thanks :)

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Jun 30, 2014 2:00 pm
It's wayyy better to use fishing line for bags and masks because they don't get all weird and misshapen and floppy, they stay in perfect shape. Fishing line is also super cheap, i just buy it in like the outdoor sections of stores and it usually comes with A LOT of line so it lasts forvvver so yeah i'd recommend it. I don't really think that brand matters too much because i just buy the really cheap kind and it works fine :3
Jun 30, 2014 2:58 pm
fishing line is best. buy the 15 or 30lbs line though. it'll be less likely to bust when you're making knots. the cheap thinner stuff tends to bust if you pull too tight. a spool with like 300yds can cost 2-3$.
Jun 30, 2014 5:19 pm
Use fishing line for bags because it will be less likely to break and also if you use fishing line for masks it will make it form a lot better, make sure if you are going to make a bag though to restring it a lot, probably 3 times just to make sure it won't be able to break and if you are going to have straps restring it 5 times :]
Jun 30, 2014 5:19 pm
Jun 30, 2014 6:53 pm
Fishing line for sure i rarely use stretchy string because fishing line is always strong and not as loose as stretchy string
Jun 30, 2014 9:06 pm
use stretchy string for things you wear (bracelets, necklaces, beanies, etc), and fishing line for everything else (bags, wallets, posters/panels, etc). I got mine at Michael's. It was called Bead Landing transite. It's good fishing line and has never snapped for me before, but it gets tangled very easily.
Jul 1, 2014 1:42 pm
hey! :3 I buy my fishing line at Walmart for like $1.99 for a spool that has 700 yards(I buy Zebco omniflex monofilament fishing line). I use it for my masks instead of stretchy string because then I don't have to worry about pulling too tightly or the string being too loose. I also find that the beads "click" into place better when working on the rows. It also helps keep the shape of whatever your working on. <3
Dec 21, 2019 5:04 pm

@neurotoxxin: That's really helpful, thanks.

Jan 1, 2020 7:21 pm

fishing line is defintely not the best choice. its super thin and breaks easily! i recommend a thicker strand of string for that!

Jan 2, 2020 3:44 pm

@creatorofpizza: I'm curious to what you use? I use a 20lb fishing line for my masks and haven't had a problem yet. Was thinking about using it for a bag, but this comment caught my eye.