Sheer Perfection
by Kathryn Brenne
  • Introduction
  • Fabrics and Patterns
  • Layout, Cutting and Marking
  • Interfacings
  • Needles and Threads
  • Pressing
  • Sewing Machine Set Up
  • Seaming Techniques
  • Hem and Edge Finishes
  • Ruffles, Gathers and Tucks
  • Closures
  • Care and Cleaning
  • How to Make a Beautiful Picot Edge Shawl or Scarf
  • Kathryn's Garments

  • sewing tutorials
  • sewing guides 2004-2009
  • inspiration
  • fabric store
    Needles and Threads

    Fine needles and threads are best for sheer fabrics.

    THREAD: 100% silk Tire 100 weight thread is perfect for sewing with these fine and delicate fabrics, and can be used both for machine and hand stitching.

    NEEDLES: For machine stitching use a Universal size 60 needle. For hand sewing use a fine size 10 straw needle. For tacking an underlining to a sheer fabric use a fine darner size 10. If these needles leave a mark in the silk, try using a fine beading needle.

    MARKING: To mark notches and circles use cotton basting thread, stitching in the seam allowance to prevent damage to the body of the fabric.

    PINNING: For pinning sheers use fine silk pins that are 1 3/8" in length by .5mm in diameter.

    SUPPLIERS: For thread and needle suppliers click here.

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