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Sewing Tips: Metallic Thread Techniques and Hints
Sewing with metallic thread can be a real hassle but these tips can help you with your next project.
Metallic thread is beautiful but can cause a few problems when trying to use it for machine stitching. For one thing, it can unravel faster than you can thread the needle. Look for threads that state there's a nylon core and is wrapped, rather than twisted. It will give you less trouble than traditional metallic threads. Don't try to save money by purchasing inexpensive metallic threads - they will only cause you trouble. Cut the thread at an angle, rather than straight across, before attempting to thread the needle.
A needle with a large eye is very important. Many people use a 90/14 top stitching needle to sew with metallic threads. That size is great for average to slightly heavy fabrics. Some people also find it helpful to buy Metafil needles. A needle threader is a big help, particularly if you're trying to thread a needle that is smaller than a 90/14.
Another problem with metallic threads is that they often break while stitching. To help prevent this from happening, loosen the needle tension. Try a scrap piece of fabric and sew a few stitches. If the thread breaks or is causing the fabric to bunch, loosen the tension by one measure. If your tension gauge says "4", for example, adjust it to "3". If thread continues to break, loosen it by one more measure.
A helpful tip when it comes to using metallic threads is to remove the thread from the regular spool holder and place it on a holder back behind the machine. The technique allows the thread to unwind further from the needle, making for less trouble. To make a thread holder simple glue small dowel pieces onto a piece of wood.
Although you may normally sew at a fairly fast pace, slow down when using metallic threads. Keep an eye on the thread, as it dispenses, making sure there is no burr in the thread that can catch and cause problems. Combine the perfect needle, thread, and sewing technique to sew perfectly with metallic threads every time.