What tension should you use for denim?
Most denim thread that’s available for home use will be in the T-50 range, which all but the worst of home sewing machines will be able to handle just fine, as long as you use a denim sewing machine needle. When you get into the larger thread sizes, you’re going to be looking at thread for industrial use.
Are jeans hard to sew?
Denim is one of those fabrics people avoid because it’s thick, which means that when you fold it or sew two pieces together it just gets thicker. But if you handle it correctly, sewing your own jeans is not that hard.
What should the tension be for cotton?
Cotton requires a moderate tension setting, usually between three and four. Always start adjusting your tension settings with your upper tension.
What is a 90 14 needle?
It is related to size and point if needles. Some 100/16 are for Medium to Heavier fabrics like Jean and coat fabrics. 90/14 needles are for medium fabrics like broadcloth or corduroy. Size 11 is for cottons. It is best to consult your sewing machine manual for what is compatible with your machine.
What stitch is best for pants?
Some sewing machines will also have a triple straight stitch. This is where the machines take 2 steps forward and one step back. This is an extra-strong stitch that is great for crotches in pants where the seam is under extra stress.
Why is my thread bunching underneath?
A: Looping on the underside, or back of the fabric, means the top tension is too loose compared to the bobbin tension, so the bobbin thread is pulling too much top thread underneath. By tightening the top tension, the loops will stop, but the added tension may cause breakage, especially with sensitive threads.