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Correct thread for sewing leather?

Snowgoose

Correct thread for sewing leather?
« on: October 24, 2017, 10:39:49 AM »
Please can someone tell me the best thread for sewing leather, using my Singer 201K?

I have some 100% cotton and Gutermann sew-all, but I'm not sure if either is suitable  -<

Thank you  :)  :flower:
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BrendaP

Re: Correct thread for sewing leather?
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2017, 10:53:52 AM »
I don't think either of those will be strong enough.  I would use Gütermann Extra Strong.

if you can't get that try their Top Stitch.

Brenda.  My machines are: Caroline a Singer 201K-3 born 1940, Thirza a Featherweight 221K born 1949, Azilia a Singer 201K born 1957 and Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy about 20 years old. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitcher.
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Francesca

Re: Correct thread for sewing leather?
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2017, 11:43:48 AM »
I've used both extra strong and topstitch. I'd go extra strong for the seams and, well, topstitch for topstitching.

The topstitching thread is beautiful quality it really bring a garment to life. Bear in mind the length is much shorter so you might need two or three spools if you're doing lots. I used three on my Mum's mac raincoat:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BNK6_r9h-FQ/?taken-by=frankchesterr