Monday, January 9, 2017

Monday's Minute| Sewing Thread Weights

Welcome To Monday's Minute: Sewing Thread Weights

I love collecting various types of sewing thread.  I recently learn that sewing threads can classified with a weight number.  If you look at the label or the rim of the thread spool you can often find the weight number listed.  The higher the weight number the thinner the thread.  The lower the weight number the thicker the thread.  The most common thread weight numbers are 60wt, 50wt, 40wt, and 12wt.

  • Polyester 50 Weight: Used for sewing garments, handbags, furnishings; common brands are those you most often see in the big thread display cases in fabric stores such as Coats & Clark Dual Duty XP.

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