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Pre-fall fashion combines the best of both worlds when it comes to style options. You can still wear your pretty summer dresses and short-shorts, and then spice things up with a cool fall jacket or edgy leather boots. Everything goes with fabrics as well; from florals and sheers to plaids and faux fur. Check out this convenient needle and thread guide for sewing all kinds of fabrics!

When we’re mentally planning our next sewing projects, we often think of patterns, fabrics, fit, and of course, how great we’ll look in the finished product! It’s easy to forget about the little notions and details.

With all of the time and effort that goes into sewing, we want our garments to look as good and to last as long as possible. Something as simple as using the right needle or thread can prevent all kinds of sewing problems and improve the quality and durability of the garment. Choosing the wrong needle and thread often results in skipped stitches, puckered seams, broken needles and damaged fabric.

When it comes to needle sizes, the larger the number, the thicker the needle. If you see a range of size suggestions listed for the same fabric, you would decide between the smaller or larger needle depending on the weight and density of your fabric.

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Whether you’re sewing stylish fall jackets or coats, summery dresses and skirts, pants, or anything in between… take this handy needle and thread guide shopping with you, and skillfully sew all kinds of fabrics!

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What are your plans for the upcoming long weekend?

Happy Sewing!

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