Comparison Chart of Sewing Materials, Threads and Needles

To check the needle correctly, place the flate side of the needle on a flat surface

 

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(1) Back (flat side)       (2) Front       (3) Groove       (4) Flat surface

 

(5) Place the flat side of needle on a flat surface and check that the distance between the needle and the flat surface is even.

 

 

The sewing machine needle that should be used depends on the material and thread thickness.

Refer to the following table when choosing the thread and needle appropriate for the material that you wish to sew.

 

Material Stitch Stitch Length
(mm)
Thread Needle
Fine materials: Georgette
Lawn
Organdy
Tricot
Overlock stitch 2.0-3.0

Spun #80-90
Cotton #100
Tetron #80-100

130/705H
#80
Fine materials: Georgette
Lawn
Organdy
Tricot
Narrow over lock /
Rolled hemming stitch
R-2.0

Needle thread :
Spun #80-90
Tetron #80-100

 

Looper thread :
Woolly nylon thread
Spun #80-90
Tetron #80-100

130/705H
#80
Medium materials: Broad cloth
Gabardine
Serge
Overlock stitch 2.5-3.5

Spun #60-80
Cotton #60-80
Tetron #60-80

130/705H
#80
#90
Medium materials: Broad cloth Narrow over lock /
Rolled hemming stitch
R-2.0

Needle thread :
Spun #60-80
Tetron #60-80

 

Looper thread :
Woolly nylon thread
Spun #60-80
Tetron #60-80

130/705H
#80
#90
Heavy materials: Tweed
Denim
Knits
Overlock stitch 3.0-4.0

Cotton #50-60
Spun #60
Tetron #50-60

130/705H
#90

 

 

Decorative thread will work best in the upperlooper for fashion sewing.

 

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