Friday, 14 June 2013 10:00
When to Use Good Quality ThreadWritten by d'Italia
Whether you’re just starting out and are just learning the basics, you’re trying out a new technique or you’re simply on a tight sewing budget, using high-quality thread for your sewing projects is essential for creating quality garments. There is a time and purpose for cheap threads, to be sure, but outside of those specific instances, you’re nearly always best off using something higher in quality.
When You Can Use Cheap Thread Just as we mentioned in our post on trial runs using calico, using a cheaper thread can be great for working on new ideas or techniques before you dive in with something expensive. This is perfect for practicing, or for just getting an idea of what something will look like and showing what sorts of adjustments you might have to make to get the perfect look. When Not to Use Cheap Thread Every other time you sew. The quality of the thread will almost always be reflected in the quality of the final product. Using cheaper threads compromises the integrity of the garment and can lead to a shoddy piece that doesn’t last or wear as long as you like. It’s almost always better to invest a little more in something that will last.