Recommended Needles and Threads

 
Fabric Weight Needle
Type
Needle
Size
Thread
Size
Stitch
Per
Inch
Suggested Thread
Woven Fabrics
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
Petal Signature Cotton™ 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
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
Chiffon Extra
Light
Microtex 70
(10)
50 11-13 Guterrmann all-purpose polyester
Organic
Sweet Pea Gauze®
Light Universal 80 (12) 50 9-11 Guterrmann all-purpose polyester
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
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
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
 
Knit Fabrics 
Performance
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
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
Organic
Cotton
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
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
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
       
Upholstery Fabrics
Dogwood Denim™ 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

Cypress Cotton
Canvas

Medium
Heavy

Universal
Denim/
Jeans
90 (14)  50   9-11 Coats & Clark Dual Duty XP General Purpose or Dual Duty XP Heavy
Mettler Seracor or Seralon 30
Gueterman Sew-All Thread or Extra Strong

Celosia Velvet™

Medium
Heavy

Universal
Denim/
Jeans
90 (14)  50 9-11 Coats & Clark Dual Duty XP General Purpose or Dual Duty XP Heavy
Mettler Seracor or Seralon 30
Gueterman Sew-All Thread or Extra Strong