Recommended Needles and Threads

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FabricWeightNeedle
Type
Needle
Size
Thread
Size
Stitch
Per
Inch
Suggested Thread
Basic
Cotton
Ultra
Extra
Light
Universal 60, 65
(8, 9)
16, 18, 21, 24 14-20 Coats & Clark Dual Duty XP Fine
Mettler Seralene, Poly Sheen, or Silk Finish Cotton 60
Guetermann Natural Cotton
Satin Extra
Light
Sharp/
Microtex
60, 65
(8, 9)
16, 18, 21, 24  14-20 Coats & Clark Dual Duty XP Fine
Mettler Seralene or Poly Sheen
Kona Light Universal 70, 75
(10, 11)
24, 27, 30 10-14 Coats & Clark Dual Duty XP General Purpose or Coats 100% Cotton
Mettler Poly Sheen, Seracor, or Seralene
Guetermann Sew-all Thread or Natural Cotton
Perfor-
mance
Pique
Light Ball Point
/Stretch
70, 75
(10, 11)
24, 27, 30 14-18 Coats & Clark Dual Duty XP General Purpose
Mettler Poly Sheen, Seracor, or Seralene
Guetermann Sew-all Thread
Cotton
Poplin
Extra
Light
Universal 60, 65
(8, 9)
16, 18, 21, 24 14-20 Coats & Clark Dual Duty XP Fine
Mettler Seralene, Poly Sheen, Silk Finish Cotton 60
Guetermann Natural Cotton
Poly
Crepe
de
Chine
Extra
Light
Sharp/
Microtex
60, 65
(8, 9)
16, 18, 21, 24 14-20 Coats & Clark Dual Duty XP Fine
Mettler Seralene or Poly Sheen
Silky
Faille
Light Universal
/Sharp
70, 75
(10, 11)
24, 27, 30 10-14 Coats & Clark Dual Duty XP General Purpose
Mettler Poly Sheen, Seracor, or Seralene
Guetermann Sew-all Thread
Perfor-
mance
Knit
Extra
Light -
Light
Ball Point
/Stretch
60, 65, 70
(8, 9, 10)
16, 18, 21, 24 14-18 Coats & Clark Dual Duty XP General Purpose or Dual Duty XP Fine
Mettler Poly Sheen, Seracor, or Seralene
Guetermann Sew-all Thread
Modern
Jersey
Medium Stretch 80, 90, 100
(12, 14, 16)
30, 35, 40 10-12 Coats & Clark Dual Duty XP General Purpose
Mettler Seralon, Poly Sheen, Seracor, Seraflock
Cotton
Spandex
Jersey
Light Stretch 70, 75
(10, 11)
24, 27, 30 10-12 Coats & Clark Dual Duty XP General Purpose or Coats 100% Cotton
Mettler Poly Sheen, Seracor, or Seralene
Guetermann Sew-all Thread or Natural Cotton
Fleece Medium Ball Point
/Universal
80, 90, 100
(12, 14, 16)
30, 35, 40 10-12 Coats & Clark Dual Duty XP General Purpose or Dual Duty XP Heavy
Mettler Seralon, Poly Sheen, Seracor, or Seraflock
Guetermann Sew-all Thread
Minky Medium Ball Point
/Stretch
80, 90, 100
(12, 14, 16)
30, 35, 40 10-12 Coats & Clark Dual Duty XP General Purpose or Dual Duty XP Heavy
Mettler Seralon, Poly Sheen, Seracor, or Seraflock
Guetermann Sew-all Thread
Linen 
Cotton
Canvas
Medium Universal
Denim/
Jeans
80, 90, 100
(12, 14, 16)
30, 35, 40 10-12 Coats & Clark Dual Duty XP General Purpose or Dual Duty XP Heavy
Mettler Seracor, Seralon, Silk Finish Cotton 40, or 50
Gueterman Sew-All Thread or Extra Strong
Organic
Cotton
Interlock
Knit
Light Ball Point 70, 75
(10, 11)
24, 27, 30 10-12 Coats & Clark Dual Duty XP General Purpose or Coats 100% Cotton
Mettler Poly Sheen, Seracor, or Seralene
Guetermann Sew-all Thread or Natural Cotton
Organic
Cotton
Sateen
Light Universal 70, 75
(10, 11)
24, 27, 30 10-14 Coats & Clark Dual Duty XP General Purpose or Coats 100% Cotton
Mettler Poly Sheen, Seracor, or Seralene
Guetermann Sew-all Thread or Natural Cotton
Sport
Lycra
Medium
Heavy
Stretch 100, 110
(16, 18)
40, 45, 50, 60 10-12 Coats & Clark Dual Duty XP General Purpose or Dual Duty XP Heavy
Mettler Seralon 30 or Seraflock
Heavy
Cotton
Twill
Medium
Heavy
Universal
Denim/
Jeans
100, 110
(16, 18)
40, 45, 50, 60 8-10 Coats & Clark Dual Duty XP General Purpose or Dual Duty XP Heavy
Mettler Seracor, Seralon 30, or Silk Finish Cotton 28
Gueterman Sew-All Thread or Extra Strong
Eco
Canvas
Medium
Heavy
Universal
Denim/
Jeans
100, 110
(16, 18)
40, 45, 50, 60 8-10 Coats & Clark Dual Duty XP General Purpose or Dual Duty XP Heavy
Mettler Seracor or Seralon 30
Gueterman Sew-All Thread or Extra Strong
Faux
Suede
Medium Sharp/
Microtex
80, 90, 100
(12, 14, 16)
30, 35, 40 8-10 Coats & Clark Dual Duty XP General Purpose or Dual Duty XP Heavy
Mettler Seralon, Poly Sheen, or Seracor
Guetermann Sew-all Thread
Silk
Crepe
de
Chine
Extra
Light
Sharp/
Microtex
60, 65
(8, 9)
16, 18, 21, 24 14-20 Coats & Clark Dual Duty XP Fine
Mettler Seralene, Poly Sheen, or Silk Finish Cotton 60
Guetermann Natural Cotton