Needle/ fabric/ thread chart – SINGER 2250 TRADITION User Manual
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Needle/ Fabric/ Thread Chart
NEEDLE, FABRIC, THREAD SELECTION GUIDE
interlocks, cotton knits, tricots, jerseys, crepes, woven
polyester, shirt & blouse fabrics.
Light-duty thread in cotton, nylon, polyester or
cotton wrapped polyester.
Medium weight fabrics-cotton, satin, kettlecloth, sailcloth,
double knits, lightweight woolens.
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
Always use the same thread on top and bottom.
Medium weight fabrics-cotton duck, woolen, heavier knits,
Heavyweight fabrics-canvas, woolens, outdoor tent and
quilted fabrics, denims, upholstery material (light to medium).
Heavy woolen, overcoat fabrics, upholstery fabrics, some
leathers and vinyls.
Heavy duty thread, carpet thread.
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) to 18 (110).
Natural woven fabrics-wool, cotton, silk, etc.
Not recommended for double knits.
Semi-ball point needle, scarfed.
9 (70) to 18 (110).
Natural and synthetic woven fabrics, polyester blends.
Knits-polyesters, interlocks, tricot, single and double knits.
Also sweater knits. Lycra®, swimsuit fabric, elastic.
Leather needles. 12 (80) to 18 (110).
Leather, vinyl, upholstery. (Leaves smaller hole than standard
1. For best sewing results always use genuine SiNGER’’ needies.
2. Replace needie often (approximateiy every other garment) and/ or at first thread breakage or skipped stitches.