Machine Thread Basics

Machine Thread Basics - Kreations by Julz

ah the great big world of sewing machine thread, have you ever stood there in the fabric or craft store just staring at the oodles and oodles of brightly colored threads, so many brands, so many different types, which one should you buy? aren’t all threads the same just different colors?

i thought i’d tackle the subject of machine thread basics, and hopefully the next time you go shopping for thread you’ll have a bit better understanding of which type of thread you’ll need for your next project.

1. first, what type of sewing will you be undertaking?

will you be constructing garments, quilting, machine embroidery, crafts, mending..? each have different requirements.

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[Sewing Tutorial] How to Finish Seams

How to Finish Seams

i’ve been sewing since i was 12 and first started taking classes, so a lot of sewing basics are old news to me. recently my sons roommate was handed down a sewing machine and asked if i’d help them learn how to use it.

this prompted me to ‘go back to the basics’ and begin posting tutorial, tips and techniques for those just learning to sew.

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