If they don't call it "carpet thread"
try "heavyweight nylon upholstery thread".
and if that fails, just tell them what you
want it for, and they'll find you
When we were looking at buying area rugs, we checked with Home Depot to
see if they could bind the edges on a chunk of carpet. They said they
provide the service, but contract it out. A decent carpet store should
be able to sew on a binding for you. If you can't find one, try
upholstery shop. You could probably stitch the frayed end with a decent
sewing machine, but stitching on the binding is probably too much ..
might be doable. I have seen curved upholstery needles at Joann or
Hancock fabrics. There is heavy duty sewing thread at regular fabric
stores, and it should be strong enough to keep a binding in place. My
sewing machine sews six layers of denim without any trouble using a #16
or #18 needle.
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