I need some advice badly. I want to start sewing thin fabric like those chiffon, sheer see through kind. But don't know what thread to use. I ordered a size 8 needle already, but the thread I have seems too thick for it and it puckers.
What type of thread do I need? There are so many kind and I have no idea what to get. Maybe a thin kind, but which one is thin?
Polyester? Spun poly? I have no clue. Usually I just buy whatever color matches the fabric ...
I hope my advice works and my bad english won't scare you :)
When I sew chiffon I always use normal polyester tread, and remember -- put the same colour in "upper" and "down" thread (oh my, I don't know how this is called... a bobbin?) - it'll show through fabric.
Take as thin needle as you can, but more importantly check if it' s sharp, as it's even more important than having a thin needle.
And one more trick thank saved my life with chiffon - when you sew or pin make it throught a newspaper, the thinner you got the better. It'll easily tear when you finish and your throat plate (is this how it's called?) won't pull out the the fabric.
Hope this help :)
I agree with Anna about the thin paper, that might help. But have you checked your tension? Experiment with a few strips before sewing your garment.
Regular thread should work, but I find that Gutterman's Silk thread is thinner than cottons and polys. I've never worked with another brand's silk thread to tell you if those are thinner.