Seam separation/tear sleeping bag repair questions?

10:39 p.m. on June 18, 2008 (EDT)
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Know nothing about sewing. Figure I can handle this simple problem with some thread and needle. Noticed a ~5cm tear/separation at the seam of the footbox end of a Mtn Hardware Ultralamina bag. The material is a bit frayed. Should I fuse the material to seal the frayed material before sewing? Would a cotton covered polyester thread and the smallest gauge needle be the best choice?

12:17 a.m. on June 19, 2008 (EDT)
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arborrider05, I have had good luck with glue sticks and a lighter, .....or some shoe goo. If at home a glue gun is nice. Not always pretty but effective, and glue sticks are very quick. About one minute.
Then sew it with polyester thread if you want.
I'm sure everyone has a trick or two.

9:14 p.m. on June 27, 2008 (EDT)
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trouthunter, thanks for the repair tip. The hot glue stick sounds better than what I was considering. A heated kitchen knife to fuse the frayed material.

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