Sewing Thread Information Central

Thread is one of the smallest part of anything you sew but stop and think about how you depend on that thread.  Learn the most you can about this small part of sewing that you depend so much upon!

Still in doubt about the job thread does? Stop for a moment and think about bending over in a tight pair of jeans. You would be very unhappy if the thread decided not to do its job!

  • 01 of 10
    Is There a Difference in Thread? You Be The Judge!
    Debbie Colgrove, Licensd to About.com

    Do you think 5 for $1 spools of thread are just as good as a more expensive thread? Take a close look and decide for your self by way of these magnified views of sewing thread. Many samples were submitted by viewers for a vast selection of different threads.

     

  • 02 of 10
    A photo of bobbin thread and all purpose thread for comparison of the two different types of thread.
    Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    Bobbin thread is smaller ​than all-purpose thread and can be used for more than just the bobbin of your sewing machine.

     

  • 03 of 10
    Coats and Clark Sewing Thread Company
    Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    This brand of thread is available almost everywhere. Learn about the thread and the company that produces the thread before you by so that you are an educated consumer.

  • 04 of 10
    A close up view of button craft thread and all purpose thread
    Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    What is Button and Carpet thread and when should you sew with button and carpet thread? Learn about this strong and durable thread as well as when to sew with this thread with the information you'll find here.

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  • 05 of 10
    How to Choose the Best Threads for Patchwork and Quilting
    Janet Wickell, Licensed to About.com

    If you are sewing patchwork and quilting, this article from Janet Wickell. About.com's Quilting Expert. is a must read! Just think about all the work you put into a quilt. Would you be happy if the thread didn't do the job you expected?

     

  • 06 of 10
    How to Choose Sewing Thread Color
    Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    You're standing in front of the thread rack at the fabric store with a scrap of the fabric you will be working with. The thread display seems like an elaborate rainbow of colors so how do you decide which color is best for your project? This article removes the mystery and guides you ​to make a wise decision.

     

  • 07 of 10
    How to Thread a Sewing Machine
    Debbie Colgrove, Licensed About.com

    Your sewing machine manual is the perfect guide to threading your sewing machine, but it's not always handy so here's a basic guide that will work to thread almost any sewing machine, although we have run across two that did not use this method. New sewing machines are great in that they have numbered thread guides imprinted in the sewing machine.

  • 08 of 10
    How to Choose the Right Size Needles and Threads for Your Seed Beads
    Jennifer VanBenschoten, Licensed to About.com

    Whether you're doing just beadwork or sewing seed beads on your fabric, this information is a must read to make the most of the investment you are making in your time and skills.​

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  • 09 of 10
    Solar Wise Thread and Fabric - Sew News Magazine
    Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

     We all know how the sun can cause skin damage but how much do you know about fabric and thread that is designed to protect you from sun damage?

  • 10 of 10
    How to Sew With Elastic Thread
    Debbie Colgrove

    Elastic thread is a different type of thread and it's a shame most people avoid this type of thread. All it takes is a little knowledge to master sewing with elastic thread!