Where to buy: Really big needles and strong thread

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    Where to buy: Really big needles and strong thread

    Okay, this is another one of my random "where can I buy (obscure item)?" questions that usually don't get a reply, but it's worth a shot:

    Does anyone know where I should go to find really heavy-duty sewing needles and nylon thread? I need to repair some sports equipment and in order to do so need to punch through some fairly tough polyester or nylon webbing (equivalent to a seat belt folded over three times).

    I guess a sewing awl would also work, but that'd be even more obscure and I'd have to figure out how to use it.


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    three districts are good as they are the fashion supply districts:

    sham shui po and prince edward have a whole bunch of supply stores.
    Also, Jordan is good but the shops are more spread out and they may not have the gage needle you need.


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    Thanks for that. I should have added another requirement (though surely the internet can read my mind )

    Preferably on HK island, Sheung Wan - CWB as I'd prefer not to make a longer trek for... a needle. Anyone know of a good haberdashery store on the Light Side?


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    Can try japan home centre..

    Or a shop opposite to sheungwan exit A2..used to sell lot of towels and stuffs...

    Or Pottinger street have a lot of accessories stalls..like button zips...can have a try there too..