What is sewing thread?

Answer Sewing thread comes in many weights for different purposes, and it can be made from many kinds of fibers. Cotton and polyester threads are used for sewing, quilting and crafts. Silk, metallic, rayo... Read More »

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What kind of thread do I use for sewing flannel?

The best thread for sewing flannel is a 100 percent cotton thread designed for sewing and quilting. Flannel is relatively thick and tightly woven, so the strength of cotton will prevent the thread ... Read More »

What does sewing thread weight mean?

The weight of sewing thread refers to its thickness. Several systems exist for measuring sewing thread weight. For example, fixed weight systems measure how much thread it takes to make a pound, wh... Read More »

What type of thread to use for sewing satin binding to cotton or fleece?

Use standard all-purpose thread or cotton-wrapped polyester thread to sew satin binding to cotton or fleece fabric. For thread and binding colors that blend, use shiny thread that matches the bindi... Read More »

What is the thread weight for sewing outside home decorative canvas?

Outdoor canvas requires a heavy-weight thread. If you are using a home sewing machine, it is recommended that you use V69 thread with a denim needle (size #18). If you have a heavy-duty or commerci... Read More »