It is Tuesday again and as always we are here with some sewing information you are going to love. This Sewing Tips and Tricks Tuesday was created especially for our brand new sewists. Much like a few weeks about when we offered up some info on what fabric to use for your wearables, we are here to show you the different types of thread that work for your sewing masterpieces. An artist needs to know their tools and your editors are going to give you a vital tip to keeping your projects sturdy for as long as possible. This week’s tip is to: make sure you use polyester thread for projects that need some stretch.
When you need some stretch, use polyester thread.
While it is important to find thread that is the correct thickness and strength for your projects, it is even more important to find a thread that is compatible with your sewing projects. If you are creating a sewing project that is meant to be worn and move around, cotton is not the thread you want. When looking to create something that can stretch, polyester is the thread for you. While there are plenty of other thread types out there, knowing the difference between cotton and polyester thread is half the battle!
Head on over to Types of Thread: A Guide for more!
Learn what thread to use with your projects with this quick and concise guide. There’s even a perfectly printable (or pinnable) infographic for you.
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