by cfidl 07 Nov 2019

I am about to stitch my first paid for order. Hoodies! I am using 2 weights of thread. What needle do I use for the knit? Ballpoint for the 40 wt. and sharp maybe for the 60wt. Both are 80/12. Or should I go and get more needles. Thanks.


by asterixsew Moderator 08 Nov 2019

Good luck and do let us know how it went

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cfidl by cfidl 10 Nov 2019

I am stuck as one of the logos was so boring in black and grey, maybe,and it could be so much better. there are 3 hoodies so I am going to ask if one is for a girl and can she decide what colors. Lol!

by AuntAnnie 07 Nov 2019

I would not use a sharp needle on any stretchy fabric to avoid little holes and prefer poly thread for anything and everything that would be washed. (I assume the 60 wt thread is for smaller text?) Also, because it is a paid job--do a test stitch test and get the approval of the buyer before stitching. Congrats!

cfidl by cfidl 07 Nov 2019

I sent pictures today. Should I have i person confirmation? I did order the 60wt for the lettering. I think I thought about the job from start to finish. Please let me know if there is anything else to consider. Thanks.

AuntAnnie by AuntAnnie 08 Nov 2019

Advanced payment (esp. if this is not a close friend whom you trust) and guarantee that the customer's mind will not change once you start production.

by basketkase 07 Nov 2019

Wish I could help with this, Christine.....I do tons of sweatshirts and use the same needle and weight of thread for everything I do....all my needles are 75/11 but I only use Isacord 40wt Poly.......I think maybe the commercial machines act differently than the single needle machines. I have learned that I can manipulate the speed of my machine according to what result I want. I slow it down for text and run it full bore on other things, but on more delicate fabrics I will slow it down to do all embroidery.

basketkase by basketkase 07 Nov 2019

BTW, congrats on getting this paid work!!!

cfidl by cfidl 07 Nov 2019

I just need to find my stabilizer. I tweaked the designs myself! I just adjusted the space between the letters but I am happy with that!