Thread Tips
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Thread Tips

  • When sewing a stretchy fabric such as a knit or spandex fabric, use polyester thread as it has some give to it.
  • Cotton thread is not as strong as polyester, but works well for patchwork or quilting, lighter weight cotton fabrics and woven natural fiber fabrics.
  • For sturdy fabrics that take a lot of wear, polyester would work well, as it is strong.
  • When selecting thread color to go with the fabric, select a shade darker as the thread looks lighter when sewn.
  • Do not use hand-sewing thread in the machine; it is for hand sewing only.
  • Rayon embroidery thread is designed for decorative stitches and machine embroidery where a sheen is desired, it is not strong enough to use for construction.
  • For bold topstitching, as on jeans, heavy-duty thread gives a nice finish. Change to a topstitching needle and larger needle size to accommodate the thicker thread.
  • Invisible thread is generally clear nylon or polyester that does not show much when sewn.
  • Serger thread is a thin polyester thread on a cone for use on sergers when three or more threads are used together in a seam.



Standard Delivery

You can usually expect delivery within 6-10 business days from your order date (business days are Monday-Friday, excluding Holidays).  You’ll receive an email with tracking information when your order is shipped.   Please allow up to 5 business days to receive your tracking information.  

Some items sent directly from our suppliers may take longer, and will ship separate from the remainder of your order. 

Please note that Singer sewing machines cannot be shipped to Guam, Puerto Rico or the U.S. Virgin Islands or to military bases overseas.

Expedited Delivery

Most items will give you the option to upgrade your shipping method for faster delivery.  If you choose to upgrade your shipping method, your order must be received by 11:00 AM ET or your order may not be processed until the following business day. 

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Thread Tips