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!

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    Is There a Difference in Thread? You Be The Judge!
    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 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.

     

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    Superior Threads - Sewing - About.com

    Superior Threads - Thread Information
    Thread Information from Superior Threads. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed toAbout.com

    Superior threads donated their superior information so you can understand how the sewing thread, sewing machine, sewing needles and more all work together to create a perfect result. Read this article to become very well educated about sewing thread!

     

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    A photo of bobbin thread and all purpose thread for comparison of the two different types of thread.
    Bobbin Thread Comparison. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    Bobbin thread is small than all purpose thread and can be used for more than just the bobbin of your sewing machine. Learn more about bobbin thread in this article about bobbin thread.

     

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    Coats and Clark Sewing Thread Company
    Coats and Clark Sewing Thread Company. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

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

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    What is a Thread Chain, How to Sew a Thread Chain and Why

    Sewing a Thread Chain to Anchor Lining
    Sewing a Thread Chain to Anchor Lining. Debbie Colgrove, Licensd toAbout.com

    A thread chain is a simple sewing project that can be used in many ways. An eye for a hook and eye, a button loop to close a button opening, to anchor a lining to a garment and more. Learn how they are made and ways to use them at this article.

     

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    A close up view of button craft thread and all purpose thread
    A Comparison of Button Craft Thread to 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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    How to Choose the Best Threads for Patchwork and Quilting
    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?

     

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    How to Choose Sewing Thread Color
    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 making a wise decision.

     

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    Thread Size Chart on CraftyCranberry
    Thread Size Chart. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
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    How to Thread a Sewing Machine
    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 I 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.

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

    Weather your doing just bead work 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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    Solar Wise Thread and Fabric - Sew News Magazine
    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? Learn more with the information in this article.

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    How to Sew With Elastic Thread
    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!