What kind of thread should I get for a sewing machine in Furpocalypse's headless lounge?

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A couple of years ago I learned that AC has an actual sewing machine in it's headless lounge.  And I thought to myself:  "Now that is a damn good idea!  I'm gonna keep my eye out for a sewing machine at the local tag/garage/estate sales."  And, a few months ago, I scored a nice basic-but-solid Singer portable in all-but-new condition, for less than what I generally pay for a case of decent beer!

I have already bought a 24-pack of thread in many colors, and enough empty bobbins to preload one in every color.

My question is this:  The thread I bought is your standard generic poly thread.  Should I get something heavier?  (Obviously, the machine will mostly be used for quick temporary repairs.)

Also:  What kind of "pressure feet" should I supply to sew plush?  (I know how to use a sewing machine, but I don't know the lingo! Smiling Eye-wink )

Any and all suggestions will be greatly appreciated!

Thanks in advance,

 

Soggy Otter

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In regards to thread I use just standard generic thread. I will admit that I'm not a professional fursuit maker, so maybe I'm wrong here, but I have a reason:

If a seam were to pop on my fursuit, for whatever reason, that means that something is going to tear or break. This could be the fur and/or the thread. I would prefer to keep the thread as the weakest link in an attempt to ensure that the fur will NOT tear. It's much easier to replace thread than a piece of fur.

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Thanks for the input, Duncan.  Good points!  Sounds like I'm on the right track.

Furpocalypse (like most furry-cons) does have some basic repair supplies in it's lounge (glue-gun, needles and thread, whatever...) but I figured that an actual sewing machine would be the icing on the cake!

Not a suiter myself, but I love our suiters, and NOTHING is too good for them!

Still hoping that some actual fursuit makers will chime in here tho...

 

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