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What needle and size do you use on woven feather weight fabric
Needle type and shape for best results
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Date: 8/4/13 10:59 PM

For best results what needle type and size do you use when constructing garment from woven feather weight fabric ( cotton).

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Date: 8/4/13 11:17 PM

Your sewing machine manual should have a page about needle size/types for fabric types/weights. Also...try this info...it seems to be comprehensive. Sew It Works Needle Guide

This guide also shows suggested thread weights for needle size and fabric type/weight.
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Date: 8/5/13 11:24 AM

Thank you very much
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Date: 8/5/13 12:14 PM

Size 10 sharp. I would use a Microtex Schmetz needle. Also on parts where delicacy is needed, use something for stabilizer, such as on shoulder straps if they are narrow. I use light tracing paper or even tissue paper sometimes, and that tears away easily if you are nice and careful.Good luck! What are you making?

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Date: 8/5/13 4:07 PM

For very light-weight fabric I would also consider 60 weight thread such as Mettler or DMC cotton 50 weight.
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Date: 8/5/13 5:13 PM

And if the seam is puckering ever so slightly I pick it up off the feed dogs in the back with just a gentle tug. I just got done with a very finicky lightweight fabric and this helped.

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Date: 8/5/13 5:18 PM

I would also try a 10 sharp or a 9 universal. You might need to experiment on scraps. I would reduce foot pressure (if you can).
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