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Date: 6/15/13 11:10 PM

I need a very thin sewing thread for silk chiffon. Regular all purpose Gutermann from JoAnn's as well as Gutermann silk thread are not thin enough for my project... I am trying to get a better looking 3-thread serger stitch on 2 layers of chiffon. I have a RTW silk dress and a serger stitch there is so delicate with almost spider-web like thread. When you sewing with silk chiffon, what thread are you using? Does anyone know where to buy a very thin thread?

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Date: 6/16/13 2:35 AM

Try contacting Superior Threads - here is the phone #: 800-499-1777 for a recommendation. Hope this helps.
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Date: 6/16/13 3:08 AM

Usually you don't overlock chiffon, french seams are preferred. The thread you are referring to is nylon, it gives the fines overlocked finish

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In reply to Irina Grace

Date: 6/16/13 8:13 AM

The Mettler brand cotton machine embroidery thread that is a 60/2 weight is perfect for silk chiffon. If you have a Bernina dealer in your area, or an independent fabric store, they usually sell this thread. The Mettler 60/2 cotton is what I used for both sewing as well as the 3-thread rolled hem on my serger. It turned out beautifully in the serger. I highly recommend it.

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Date: 6/16/13 8:23 AM

Janome has a 90 weight serger thread that I love. It is very light and fine. However, I have not used it on silk chiffon but my guess is it would be very nice. I am going to try Doris's suggestion of the Mettler 60/2 along with the Janome and compare. The Janome is polyester

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Date: 6/16/13 10:20 AM

I use So Fine 50 for serging and Tire silk for the sewing machine, both from Superior Threads.

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Date: 6/16/13 11:19 AM

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Janome has a 90 weight serger thread that I love. It is very light and fine.

Where did you find it? I would love to try that in my cover stitch machine.

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Date: 6/19/13 2:47 PM

Superior Threads 100 wt Kimono Silk would be my first choice. I also like the Mettler 60/2 cotton embroidery thread that Doris mentioned.

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