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.
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