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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 cotton, nylon or polyester.
Medium weight fabrics-cotton, satin, kettleciath,
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 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 woolens, overcoat fabrics, upholstery fabrics,
some leathers and vinyls.
Heavy duty thread, carpet thread. (Use heavy foot
NT: Match needle size to thread size and weight of fabric.
TYPE OF FABRIC
Standard sharp needles. Sizes range thin to large. 9
(65) to 18 (110)
Natural woven fabrics-wool, cotton, silk, etc. Qiana. Not
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. Can be used instead of 15 x 1 for sewing all fabrics.
Sweater knits. Lycra, swimsuit fabric, elastic.
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 sign of thread breakage or skipped stitches.