Sewing Threads….they are the glue that keep your garments together. Just as important as the machine which will be used to construct your garments, is that which holds them together. Nothing is more frustrating than having to rethread your machine when you are focusing on creating a fashion statement.
The type and quality of the thread you use will determine the strength of the stitches and the overall hold of the garment.
What causes thread to break in a sewing machine?
Each type of sewing machine requires a specific style of thread. The number one reason for thread breaking in your sewing machine is caused by choosing the wrong thread type. Your manual will advise you on how to make the best choice.
Best Sewing Threads
|1. KINGSO 24 Assorted Colors Polyester Sewing Thread||99%|
|2. 40 Spools Polyester Embroidery Machine Thread||96%|
|3. Candora Sewing Thread Assortment||92%|
|4. Connecting Threads 100% Cotton Thread Sets||86%|
|5. Aurifil A1050-2024 Mako Cotton Thread||82%|
After making so many mistakes, I have put together this guide to selecting the best sewing threads for your project.
They are polyester and are best used for embroidery, hand sewing and machine sewing.
They are also used in knitting, cross stitch, crochet and weaving.
The bundle contains 24 spools of thread.Shop Now on Amazon
Another great and affordable thread bundle accommodating less yardage is the…
The colors they come in correspond to the brother thread numbers so that they can easily be matched.Shop Now on Amazon
If you don’t need as many as 40 spools of thread, try a smaller lot with the…
Perfect for hand and machine sewing, you get 250 yards on each spool.Shop Now on Amazon
Still not needing as many threads?
Then try these single spool ones…
The size of the centre cone will fit comfortably on a regular size sewing machine spool spindle.
Their satin finish results in a very smooth and shiny appearance and a beautiful finish on the garnets or projects on which they are used.
The collection is called salt and pepper, which comes in black, white, grey, stone and silver, a total of 5 thread spools.Shop Now on Amazon
For another option of satin finish thread check out my final pick which is the …
(Here’s some quilting fabric you may like)
This is a high quality 100% cotton product.Shop Now on Amazon
While not full-size spools, this kit offers a wide selection of colors and includes pre-wound bobbins. This is a great backup set and offers such a wide variety at such a great price you can afford to keep one or two around for emergencies. The great price and selection makes this a good back-up set, but other sets offer full-sized spools but not the variety for the money.
- Comes with a selection of pre-wound bobbins
- 32 different threads and 28 bobbins
- Amazing price
The color selection in this set of threads offers a very wide selection for one great price. Perfectly suitable for almost all projects, the thread comes wound for serger machine use but can be transferred to other spools. The variety and quality of this set makes it ideal if you use a serger or are willing to wind your own spools.
- 30 different colors
- 250 yards per spool
- multi-purpose thread
One of the best known names in threads offers this amazing set of threads. Though more expensive than a lot of options, this is truly a case of paying for quality. 50 different colors of high quality threads provides enough colors to be the best option for overall value.
- 50 different colors
- Quality you can trust
- 125 yards of high-quality thread per color
These heavy weight threads by Coats & Clark are fabulous for repairing jeans, sewing leather and canvas, and any other number of heavy duty applications. 10 different spools offer a wide variety of colors and unmatched quality. Though a higher price than some threads, using this thread with the correct needle offers durability that other threads simply cannot provide.
- 10 different colors
- Heavy duty threads for vinyl, leather, etc.
- Fits most standard machines
For high-quality threads from a reputable name, these sets cannot be beat. Investing money in this heavy duty thread saves time in the long run and many different kits are offered, for a great variety of colors. Coats & Clark are known for providing quality threads and this set lives up to their reputation.
- Heavy duty thread
- 125 yards per spool
- All the basic colors at a great price
This set offers a great selection of colors at a fabulous price. The low price offers good quality polyester threads suitable for almost all projects. 1000 yards per spool and an amazing color selection means less money spent replacing commonly used colors!
- Wide selection of colors
- Fully polyester threads
- Great price for a wide selection
This set of threads offers high versatility and is already wound to be used on mechanical and computerized machines. With a fabulous selection of colors, a beginner or professional will find everything they need in this set. The included case, variety, and quality only makes this an even better choice.
- 30 different colors
- 110 yards of each color
- Spools work with most motorized and computerized machines
The variety of colors alone makes this set a great purchase. You receive four spools each of black and white threads, which any seasoned crafter knows is one of your most commonly used colors. 250 yards of each vibrant and beautiful color offer a great value for your money.
- 92 different colors with 4 white and 4 black spools
- 250 yards per spool
- Great selection for the price
A fabulous color selection and great price make this a fabulous option for beginners and professionals. Matching bobbins for each of the 25 different colors provides more variety than most kits. With a great price and amazing array of colors, this kit is one of the best options for sewing threads.
- 25 different colors of thread
- Matching bobbins for each color
- Great value
This set from Gutermann offers the serious crafter a great set of basic colored threads. Easily the most used colors, these threads are highly reliable and versatile and can be relied upon, unlike cheaper options. Paying for quality will offer less headaches from broken thread!
- Great quality product
- A basic set of highly versatile threads
- Great price for such a good product
A great set of basic colors from a great company, this set offers a lot for your money! Thought not as many colors are other sets, this set focuses on quality over quantity. With reliability and versatility in mind any crafter can make good use of this great set from Gutermann.
- Great quality
- 110 ft. per spool
- multi-purpose thread
Head back to Chapter 1: The 7 Sewing Essentials for Beginners!