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  • Best thread to use in a sewing machine

    Good morning everyone!!

    Another question....

    Is there a reccomended thread to use when using a sewing machine- when mine started playing up a couple of years ago I took it for a service and was told the thread I had in it wasn't the best to use because of the fibres it was giving off- clogging up the mechanics????

    I also found out loads about the machine- it could do more than just straight lines!!! And he showed me the little secret compartment in the top with lots of goodies in it!!!

    Cheers

    Kirsty P.S. it is for sewing cotton jersey- does that make a difference too?
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    Hi Kirsty

    You should always use a thread to match the fabric you are sewing (i.e. cotton thread for cotton fabrics, etc.)
    If you use a strong polyester thread on natural cotton fabric, there is a possibility that the thread will wear the fabric, and vice versa, a man made fabric could wear out a cotton thread (and lead to split seams!)

    Hope that helps
    Life's not a race, do take it slower. Hear the music before the song is over.

    Sue

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    • #3
      I mainly use gutterman thread I think it's a polycotton mix. It's slightly more expensive, but is a very reliable thread. I haven't experienced it shedding at all.
      full time mum and very very part time crafter.

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      • #4
        Yes, gutterman thread is the best, it's available in hobbycraft. I always use a polyester thread as it never snaps!

        Helen

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        • #5
          I agree with the others about Gutterman, but the shops around our way have all gone over to Coats and I just can't get on with their 100% cotton! Dunno why, it kinks, breaks at the slightest tug and drives my batty! Their poly is ok.

          You might want to try using a needle for stretch materials too. They're easy to find, it says 'stretch' on the packet! My machine throws a sulk if I don't use the right size OR type needle!

          Have fun!
          Debbie
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          • #6
            Thank you all so much for the replies.... off to Dunelm now to part company with a few quid!!

            Kirsty
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