thread Archives - Totally Stitchin

by Stacey

Doing More With Thread

June 9, 2011 in Style

I can assume that everyone reading this blog has at least one spool of thread and has used it in some type of sewing.  Although, I can not assume that you have thought of stacking thousands of spools on top of each other to create a reproduction of a famous work of art, well that is until now.  Devorah Sperber ...

by Stacey

Do You Know Where Your Thread Ends Are?

March 24, 2011 in General, Tips & Tricks

Watch out the next time you leave a spool of thread on the extra pin on the top of your sewing machine; or that untidy mess on your thread rack behind or next to your sewing machine.  Your greedy hand wheel has been feeling a little neglected and will take any chance it can to get some attention.  Ever so ...

by debbie

Everyone Needs a Sewing Kit

July 30, 2009 in General

Are you going away to school or moving out on your own for the first time?  Don't forget a sewing kit.  A good basic sewing kit doesn't need to be elaborate or anything.  It can be a purchased kit or you can put one together yourself. All you really need is some good quality thread in basic colors, black, white, ...

by Kendra

Home Decor Stitchin

July 23, 2009 in General, Tips & Tricks

Have you tried to used regular sewing thread with heavier home decor fabrics? Many times regular sewing thread will easily break with heavier fabrics -- such as drapery or upholstery fabrics. Your standard thread is too thin and isn't strong enough to stitch through the multiple layers. So, be sure to use a heavier weight Polyester thread when sewing with ...

by Kendra

Invisible Thread Tips

June 5, 2009 in General, Tips & Tricks

Invisible Thread is sometimes needed for your project, but can be tricky to work with. Here are some helpful tips when working with this unique product: - At most, slowly wind the bobbin  half-full and with less tension than normal. - For a good stitch quality, tightening your bobbin tension may be needed. - For using it in your needle, set your tension ...

by Kelly

Spool Caps

May 7, 2009 in General, Tips & Tricks

A spool cap is designed to keep the thread spool on the machine as you sew.  But if you have ever had your thread catch on the spool cap it can be quite frustrating. To keep your thread from catching on the spool cap and breaking, match the size of the spool cap with the size of the thread spool. ...
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