Matching needle/ fabric/ thread – SINGER 6510 Scholastic User Manual
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□ Matching needle/ fabric/ thread
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 ,polyester or
cotton wrapped polyester.
Medium weight fabrics-cotton, satin, kettleclote, sailcloth,
double knits, lightweight woollens.
Most threads sold are medium size and suitable
polyester threads on synthetic materials and
cotton on natural woven fabrics for best results.
Always use the same thread on top and bottom.
Medium weight fabrics-cotton duck, woolen, heavier knits,
quilted fabrics, denims, upholstery material (light to medium).
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) to 18 (110).
Natural woven fabrics-wool, cotton, silk, etc. Qiana. Not recommended for
Semi-ball point needle, scarfed. 9 (70)
Natural and synthetic woven fabrics, polyester blends. Knits-polyesters,
interlocks, tricot, single and double knits. Can be used instead of 15 x 1 for
sewing all fabrics.
Woven fabrics and knits.
Leather needles. 12 (80) to 18 (110)
Leather, vinyl, upholstery. (Leaves smaller hole than standard large needle.)
Note twin 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 3.5.
3. For best sewing results always use genuine SINGER needles.
4. Replace needle often (approximately every other garment ) and / or at first thread breakage or skipped stitches.