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Free Sewing Book: Sewing Lessons For Beginners

Needle & Thread Chart

UPDATED MAY 2015

Delicate:

chiffon, fine lace, organza, tulle

Fine Mercerized cotton
Fine synthetic thread

9/70

Lightweight:

batiste, crepe, chiffon, velvet,
jersey, organdy, plastic film,
taffeta, voile

50 Mercerized cotton
Fine synthetic thread
silk

11/80

Medium:

chintz, cordoroy - fine, deep-pile fabrics,
faille, gingham, knits, linen, percale,
pique, satin, suitings, velvet, vinyl

50 Mercerized cotton
60 cotton
Synthetic thread

14/90

Medium/Heavy:

deep-pile fabrics, coatings
denim, drapery, gabardine
sailcloth, tweed, vinyl

Heavy-duty mercerized cotton,
40-60 cotton
Synthetic thread

16/100

Heavy:

canvas, dungaree,
overcoatings,
upholstery fabrics

Heavy-duty mercerized cotton,
20-40 cotton
Synthetic thread

18/100

All Weights:

Decorative topstitching

Buttonhole twist

16/100
18/100

Synthetic &:
Stretch Knits

Bonded fabrics, cire, doubleknit,
jersey, nylon, tricot, panne,
panne, polyester, raschel, velvet

Synthetic thread
50 mercerized cotton
silk

14/90
Ballpoint

Leather:

Kidskin,
lined leathers
suede

50 mercerized cotton
Synthetic thread
silk

11/80
14/90
16/100

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Index & Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Fabric, Notions, Pattern & Thread
Chapter 3: Pattern Instructions
Chapter 4: Tools, Layout & Cutting
Chapter 5: Set Up Sewing Machine
Chapter 6: Now We're Sewing - Terms & Techniques
Chapter 8: Zippers & Buttonholes
Chapter 9: Sleeve Installation
Chapter 10: Darts & Pleats
Needle & Thread Chart


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