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02/28/2013 08:09 am ET

Using Dental Floss As Thread When Sewing Is An Awesome Repurposing Idea

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We're always looking for new ways to change up everyday projects, like sewing for instance. So when we came across this repurposing idea from This Old House, that suggests using dental floss as thread when sewing, we had to do some investigating to see if this was really a useful tip.

Sabina from Slip, Stitches & More gave this idea a go... and loved it. "The waxed type I really love because it makes the thread even stronger and if it can be used on what I am working on at the time, it will eliminate having to use beeswax to strengthen the thread while I'm hand sewing," she wrote on her blog. But that's not the only reason she likes using this dental product as a crafting supply. She also noted that it guides into a needle easily and smells great, too.

Mary Wensing Dvorachek, a contributor for Yahoo, recommends using dental floss for anything you'd want to keep permanently attached to a garment or fabric, such as metals.

This is great to know in case you run out of thread or just want to change up your routine and challenge your crafting skills. We can't wait to give this a try.

Click through our slideshow for more repurposing ideas. And be sure to head over to This Old House for more uses for dental floss and Slip, Stitches and More for DIY and home ideas.

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