When was sewing thread invented?

Answer Sewing thread in one form or another has been around for thousands of years. Before people used cotton or silk thread, leather and twine were used for sewing thread. People even used plants, such a... Read More »

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Who invented sewing thread?

The inventor of sewing thread is unknown. According to Cynthia Hernandez, archaeologist with the San Diego Coast District of the California State Parks Department, sewing goes back 20,000 years. Th... Read More »

Why do needles keep breaking when sewing with invisible thread?

The type of materials used combined with the proper machine settings work in a symphony that allows smooth functioning of the equipment. When the tension or settings are not set properly damage oc... Read More »

What causes thread bunching on the bottom of material when sewing?

Thread bunching underneath the fabric is called ''birdnesting." This occurs when there is no tension on the needle thread, which is used to pull the bobbin thread. It is suggested that you re-threa... Read More »

What is the sewing machine part that is used to guide your thread when winding the bobbin?

On the sewing machines I used the thread is hooked around a spindle that is near the side of the machine so it can go down to another hook below the bobbin. As the thread goes onto the bobbin it r... Read More »