Your Sewing Machine By Lily Jones 1962

08-Jan-2015

For the perfect stitching, thread should be selected according to fabric to be stitched, and needle must be correct size for threads witch must pass freely through eye of needle. If the needle is too fine for the thread and material, it is likely to break when crossing a seam. If a coarse needle is used on fine material, the perforation made will show in the finished work.

A table of correct needle for the various sizes of silk and cotton is given below.

TYPER OF FABRICS

THREAS SIZES

NEEDLE SIZES

MACHINE STITCHES PER INCH

INSIDE SEAMS

TOP STITCHING

Very thin silk, Muslin, Cambric, Light weight, Delicate Fabrics ect

100 to 150 Cotton, 50 silk, 80 Mercerised Darning Cotton

9

20

25-30

Fine Calicoes, Linens, Shirting, Fine Silk Goods ect

80 to 100 Cotton, 50 silk, 50 Mercerised Darning Cotton

11

16

20

Plastic Materials

50 to 80 Mercerised Cotton

11

10

12

Shirting, Sheeting, Bleached Calicoes, Silk and General Domestic Goods, Light, Woollen and all classes of general work

60 to 80 Cotton, 50 Silk, 50 Sylko

14

12

18

All kinds of heavy Calicoes, Drill, Woollen, Goods, ect

40 to 60 Cotton

16

10

12

Ticking’s, Heavy Woollens, Trousers, Boys Clothing, Corsets, Cloaks, Mantles, Heavy Coats and Heavy Clothing

24 to 40 Cotton, 60 to 80 Linen

18 or 19

8

10

Bags, Course Cloths, Canvas, Duck, Heavy Goods of any texture.

40 to 60 Linen, or very coarse Cotton

19 or 21

6

8

Note: It is essential for good work that the needle be perfectly straight and have a sharp point.

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