When it comes to thread for your machine you have many options. Cotton, polyester, rayon, silk, blends….you have a choice of thickness, color, and then you have a choice of brand. It can be overwhelming.
After trying many different types and brands I have settled in on Gutterman Sew-All Thread for the majority of my basic sewing needs.
This thread is 100% polyester and comes in different spool sizes. I’ve found that this premium thread outperforms many of the other threads I have used (and I use a lot of thread).
Why I love this thread:
- It is strong….I’ve found that many other threads shred more easily
- It offers a cleaner sew – While all threads create lint, this one seems to produce less than others. I know when I use Coats & Clark my white machine tends to collect a film of lint the color of the thread I am using – not so with Gutterman Sew-All
- The reel it comes on is tall and is cross-wound – this offers a smooth and even pull off during machine sewing which ensures consistency in machine sewing
- The reel has a tie-off facility so you can wind the loose end of thread around it- no loose threads hanging around, and if that thread gets lost in the tie-off, you can pull it off to get to it!
This particular thread is ideal for both hand and machine sewing. You can get it in just about any color you want.
Depending on the color, it can be purchased in 100m, 250m, 500m and 1000m spools.
If you are new to sewing, or if you haven’t played around with different types of thread, I highly recommend you do. Once you start paying attention, you will find that there is a difference between threads. Don’t just default to the cheapest thread, or whatever Jo-Ann places on the front display. Find what works for you, it can make a huge difference in your final product!