OT - strong clear/invisible thread

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    I've gotten into inkle weaving, which is weaving narrow straps or woven tapes. I want to turn my straps into dog leashes.

    https://handwovenmagazine.com/weaving-for-dogs/

    Can anybody recommend a strong, thin thread for a sewing machine that is invisible/clear? Thanks!
     
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    Would a small gauge fishing line work? Sorry, I'm not crafty in the sewing sense, but that is what I remember my mom using for some of her sewn dolls and decorative animals. I'm not sure that she ever ran it through the sewing machine though.
     
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    I had some fishing line, but it's (relatively) thick. And it doesn't knot particularly well.
     
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    I believe you can get it in different gauges (it might be called weight on the label, I'm used to working with wire that is defined by gauge, lol).
     
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    If you're talking about clear/invisible thread for regular home sewing machines, I know Sulky is one respected brand that has it: https://www.joann.com/sulky-premium-invisible-thread-440-yards-clear/3076106.html

    Here's a review of 6 brands of invisible thread and tips on how to set your machine up to use this thread: https://www.quiltersreview.com/six-invisible-threads-put-to-the-test/

    If you're talking about heavier threads for a heavy duty machine like the ones I use in my shop, I recommend The Thread Exchange as a good source for weird types of thread (embalmer's thread, anyone?) and extra heavy thread. Their website -- https://www.thethreadexchange.com/

    Here's what pops up on that website when I searched for "invisible" -- https://www.thethreadexchange.com/miva/merchant.mvc?Screen=SRCHFA&Search=invisible
     

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