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NEEDLE, FABRIC, THREAD SELECTION GUIDE
Lightweight fabrics-thin cottons, voile, serge, silk,
muslin, Qiana, interlocks, cotton knits, tricots, jerseys,
crepes, woven polyester, shirt & blouse fabrics.
Light-duty thread in cottpn, nylon, polyester or cotton
Medium weight fabrics-cotton, satin, kettleciath,
sailcloth, double knits, lightweight woollens.
Most threads sold are medium size and suitable for
these fabrics and needle sizes. Use polyester threads on
synthetic materials and cotton on natural woven fabrics
for best results. Always use the same thread on top and
Medium weight fabrics-cotton duck, woolen, heavier
knits, terrycloth, denims.
Heavyweight fabrics-canvas, woolens, outdoor tent and
quilted fabrics, denims, upholstery material (light to
Heavy woollens, overcoat fabrics, upholstery fabrics,
some leathers and vinyls.
Heavy duty thread, carpet thread. (Use heavy foot
pressure- large numbers.)
IMPORTANT Match needle size to thread size and weight of fabric.
NEEDLE, FABRIC SELECTION
TYPE OF FABRIC
Standard sharp needles. Sizes range thin to large. 9 (70)
Natural woven fabrics-wool, cotton, silk, etc. Qiana. Not
to 18 (110)
recommended for doubleknits.
Semi-ball point needle, scarfed. 9 (65) to 18 (110)
Natural and synthetic woven fabrics, polyester blends.
Knits-polyesters, interlocks, tricots, single and double
knits. Also sweater knits. Lycra, swimsuit fabric, elastic.
Woven fabrics and knits.
Leather needles. 12 (80) to 18 (110)
Leather, vinyl, upholstery. (Leaves smaller hole than
standard large needle.)
1. Twin needles, can be purchased for utility and decorative work.
2. When sewing with twin needles, the stitch width dial should be set at less than 4.
3. For best sewing results, use only Genuine Singer needles.
4. Replace needle often (approximately every other garment) and / or at first thread breakage or skipped stitches.