You Got To Give A Little: Silk Sewing Thread

There are many ways that individuals can inexpensively obtain the clothes that they need. Some of those ways include shopping at discount stores, shopping at thrift stores or going to garage sales. In addition, if the individual is so inclined they may wish to make their own clothes. This process involves the use of fabric, a pattern and sewing thread. Also, in regards to thread, it is important to select the right thread for the garment that is being created. Types of thread can include nylon, cotton, polyester, etc. Another type of thread is silk sewing thread. In fact when using silk sewing thread it is important to know what the texture of this thread is like and for what clothes creations it should be used for. The Texture Of Silk Sewing Thread Each of the sewing threads that are available on the market today are of different textures and generally used with specific purposes in mind. For example if fabrics have little or no give to them and are being sewn together then the appropriate thread to use is cotton thread. This is because cotton thread has no elasticity or give to it. On the other hand, fabrics that are being sewn together that have a give and take to them should utilize a different type of sewing thread. One of these types of fabrics is polyester. Therefore in matching the texture and characteristics of polyester, a polyester sewing thread should be utilized to stitch the pieces of polyester fabric together. In addition, if utilizing a fine cotton fabric or silk then a different type of thread should be used. That thread is silk sewing thread. This is because silk or fine cotton is very thin or can be classified as a gentle fabric. Therefore, the same type of thread should be utilized to sew these pieces of fabric together. In addition, the texture of silk sewing thread is one that has more give to it. Therefore, because of this elasticity the thread that should be used should be as the same garment fabric which has elasticity to it as well. On the other hand if a nylon sewing thread was used to sew together pieces of delicate silk then there would be no give and take with the material that is sewn together using this style of thread. Therefore, the material would eventually separate itself from each other. Uses Of Silk Sewing Thread Examples of items that should be sewn together utilizing silk sewing thread are those items that can be classified as delicate in nature. Specifically those items could be fine lingerie or garments that are sheer in nature.

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Buying Downloadable/printable Cross Stitch Charts/patterns

What a great way of receiving cross stitch patterns on an email or a download! Saving on postage fees and the fact that you don’t have to wait for days to receive a cross stitch chart by post is absolutely great. The only thing you need is a printer!

As many online cross stitch stores offer amazing downloadble/printable products, buyers have a great opportunity and many choices.

However there are some guidelines to help buyers make the right choice and be certain that the cross stitch chart they chose is reaching their expectations.

First browse the seller’s website and read carefully what they offer. When purchasing a cross stitch pattern you must receive the following:

* Cross stitch chart in black & white symbols or chart in color

* List of threads required

* The picture/image used to make the pattern

* The finished picture of how your cross stitch project will look like when completed (either in virtual stitches or “real” stitches.

It is very important for the seller to offer all of the above. Another way to be certain of the product’s guality is to look for any free cross stitch charts. Search the seller’s website for any free cross stitch patterns to download. Try to download a few and check out the quality. Are you happy with the result? Satisfied with the chart? Are the symbols big enough to read them? Is the pattern clear and easy to read? Is there a complete list of threads? If you are satisfied with the free cross stitch chart, then it is most likely that you will be satisfied with the products this website has to offer.

Another good way of choosing a cross stitch pattern is to look for how many colors the pattern is offering. This might seem irrelevant but it is not. In my personal opinion taking into consideration my many years of experience, the more colors the chart offers the better quality and resolution in the picture. More colors in a cross stitch pattern, it means the chart offers you details and shades. Especially if you are looking for fine art cross stitch patterns, then you definitely need more colors in the chart. However, be careful on the amount of colors used in the chart. Too many colors might be difficult to keep up with and only experienced stitchers should go for it. My opinion is that a cross stitch pattern up to 60 colors can capture a detailed image. If you don’t feel comfortable stitching a project with 150 colors, then do not buy it.

I hope this simple guide will help buyers choose a downloadable/printable cross stitch pattern with confidence.

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