So far, on my list of 10 items every doll clothes sewing enthusiast should have, I’ve mentioned hand-stitching needles and a needle threader. But now, coming in at #3 on my list, I can’t go any further without mentioning the thread.
But what brand is best? There are so many!
When my girls started sewing, I bought them each one of these boxes of a variety of threads from Gutermann.
This set of threads from Gutermann provides someone who’s new to sewing with 26 colors of thread to choose from, in a box that keeps all their thread organized in one place.
Yes, it’s more expensive than buying just one or two spools of thread, but if you do decide to invest in a sewing machine later on, Gutermann is the thread company that keeps your sewing machine in good working order. These threads are designed to prevent lint from getting down inside your machine (and lint is known to clog gears and cause mechanical problems).
If you find that you don’t enjoy sewing after all, you can re-sell your used box of Gutermann thread for a reasonable price on eBay — which, by the way, isn’t a bad place to buy yours! But if you do buy your thread on eBay, make sure it’s 100% Polyester.
Cotton seems like the better choice environmentally, but it’s not. Cotton thread is primarily used for embroidery, so stick to polyester, which is less likely to get tangled up, when you’re sewing doll clothes.
Okay, everyone. Now it’s your turn. If you were buying thread for a first-timer’s sewing kit, what brand would you buy and why? Feel free to leave a comment below!
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Chelly Wood and the ChellyWood.com website are not affiliated with any of the doll or toy companies mentioned in this blog post, but Chelly enjoys designing her doll clothes to fit a variety of dolls. To learn more about the doll companies mentioned in today’s post, please visit the doll or toy company’s website.