Quick Answer: What Thread Do I Use For Stretchy Fabric?

What is the best fabric for headbands?

The best fabric for making headbands is one that’s fairly elastic, like spandex or nylon, comfortable against your skin, and perhaps moisture-wicking if you are likely to sweat during the day.

You can also take most desired fabrics and attach elastic to them..

Why is my thread bunching underneath?

A: Looping on the underside, or back of the fabric, means the top tension is too loose compared to the bobbin tension, so the bobbin thread is pulling too much top thread underneath. By tightening the top tension, the loops will stop, but the added tension may cause breakage, especially with sensitive threads.

How do I know if my bobbin tension is correct?

The thread should unwind just slightly and the bobbin case should drop an inch or two. If the thread unwinds without resistance and the case slips to the floor, your bobbin tension is too loose. If the bobbin case doesn’t budge, your bobbin tension is too tight.

What tension should I use for thin fabric?

You will usually be alright with a 4 or 5 on medium to medium-heavy fabrics like linen and twill weaves such as drill and denim. Thick upholstery fabrics may require a higher tension setting and a longer stitch, and lighter fabrics like cotton or even sheers will require a lower tension setting.

What kind of thread do you use for spandex?

100% polyester thread usually works better than a cotton thread for spandex fabrics as it is less likely to break or rot with sweat or chlorine. (Read: Types of Sewing Threads) I use Rasant brand but Coat also makes a good strengthened thread.

What kind of thread do you use for knit fabric?

A 4-thread or 3-thread overlock stitch is very common for knit sewing. Sergers are ideal for knit garment sewing and give professional results.

What tension should my sewing machine be on?

4.5So we’ll be talking only about the top thread tension since that’s where you’d usually make the adjustments. The dial settings run from 0 to 9, so 4.5 is generally the ‘default’ position for normal straight-stitch sewing. This should be suitable for most fabrics.

What kind of thread do you use for polyester?

Threads are ranked by a number system. A high number indicates a light (or fine) thread, and the medium weight of thread is a 50 weight. Fiber: Try to match thread fiber to fabric fiber. Cotton fabric should be sewn with cotton thread; polyester or manmade fiber should be sewn with polyester thread.

What kind of thread do you use for stretchy fabric?

The most common threads used to sew stretch knit fabrics are textured polyester or textured nylon threads like A&E’s Wildcat® Plus or Best Stretch®. Textured threads are ideal for overedge and coverstitch seams because they offer excellent seam coverage and seam elasticity.

What is stretch thread used for?

It allows you to sew a straight seam with your sewing machine without the thread breaking when stretched.

What thread is used for nylon?

An all purpose polyester or nylon thread is great. Some people like to match the thread the the fabric. That is, when using lightweight nylon fabric, use a lightweight nylon thread. However, all purpose thread will work okay as well.