What kind of thread do you use for lace?
You can even make thread lace with cotton, which is a good choice for when you want a piece with a matte finish. This is a 50wt cotton called Konfetti which is best when making things like doilies, or when you want that natural cotton look on a piece of clothing.
How do you finish raw edges of lace?
02: To finish the raw edges of the lace, match the raw edges wrong sides together and sew them at a 5/8″ seam allowance. Trim the seam allowance to 1/4″. Then bring the lace right sides together and stitch the seam at 3/8″. This will hide the raw edges of the lace.
What kind of needle do you use for different fabrics?
Quick Reference Chart
|Sewing Machine Needle Type||Needle Size||Fabric Type|
|Ball point needles||90 (14)||Medium heavy knits, double knit|
|Stretch needles||75 (11)||Light lycra, elasticised fabrics|
|90 (14)||Elastic, heavier lycra, elasticised fabrics|
|Jeans needles||90 (14)||Denim, tightly woven fabrics|