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thread to use for general machine sewing

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greenmob83 Sat 06-Aug-11 13:06:02

I have just got a new sewing machine and have not used one since schooldays (40 plus years ago)Could somebody advise on thread to buy for general purpose machining.
thankyou in advance.

rockinhippy Sat 06-Aug-11 14:34:59

you'll find the 900m spools of stretch polyester are the best & best value too-

if you intend to sew a lot, I'd recommend buying basic colours like black, white & cream, maybe pink or blue if sewing for kids in bulk boxes, as it works out a lot cheaper - check e-bay sellers etc & I also pick up cheap odds & sods of colours in the sewing thread sale box they tend to have near the til in good fabric shops/haberdashers

greenmob83 Sat 06-Aug-11 21:05:03

thankyou rockinhippy.Have been trawling through the threads for info as I'm completely new to sewing apart from making an apron for domestic science at school and a wincyette.Stupidly expressed a yen for a sewing machine when hemming a dress and low and behold received one for my birthday .I'm now commited or will be if I don't figure things out.

greenmob83 Sat 06-Aug-11 21:06:47

That should read wincyette nightie.

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