Video: Get smart about sewing threads!

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Here is the full video of the liveshow about threads! We covered so many topics and the chat was on fire, so many tips and questions. Threads can be a really fascinating subject, that doesn’t get the attention it deserves I think. For instance, when I was doing research I noticed that even in the great sewing references books, threads were often covered in a very brief manner.

Topics we covered:

  • Different thread materials and their purposes1
  • Cotton vs polyester
  • Why thread matters and how it’s calculated
  • Thread durability
  • Best thread brands
  • Serger thread
  • Woolly nylon
  • Topstitching thread
  • Best thread for sewing buttonholes
  • Eco-friendlier threads
  • And lots more!

Sewing thread resources

Coat’s thread guide

Coat’s guide to thread size

Gütermann thread guide

Best thread and tools

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Gutermann Sew-All Thread

Serger thread

Maxi-Lock serger thread (highly regarded)

Coats serger sure lock overlock thread (I like this brand)

Maxi-Lock Stretch thread (woolly nylon)

Other tools

Fantastic topstitching needles from Schmetz

Cone holder from Dritz (to hold cones on sewing machines)

My personal favourite woolly nylon brands

Madeira Aeroflock

Empress Mills

1 Comment

  • Teta Iba
    January 23, 2019 at 3:33 am

    A most interesting live chat! One thread you didn’t mention was Coat’s Eloflex which has some stretch to it (but it is not elastic), Have you tried it? I’m testing some now (not very successfully) and would like to hear your thoughts.


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