Is machine embroidery thread thicker than sewing thread?

What’s the difference between all purpose thread and embroidery thread?

Machine Embroidery Thread

The main difference in embroidery thread compared to multi-purpose thread is that embroidery thread needs to be considerably stronger because it has to go in and out of the fabric a number of times prior to the final stitch being made.

What is 100 wt thread used for?

These ultra-fine threads are totally game changers when it comes to piecing, appliqué, quilting, and even as a bobbin thread.

What is 60 wt thread used for?

Fine weight threads run from 60wt to 100wt. These smaller threads are ideal for intricate work such as micro quilting and fine detailed machine embroidery like freestanding designs or monograming. They can be made from cotton on the larger end to polyester on the finer end.

Can you hand embroider with normal thread?

The short version of all of this is, you can use sewing threads for your hand stitching! The result and process are much like working with embroidery threads, and as with other threads, the different types have unique looks. Take a look at these stitch samples then apply the idea to your own embroidery!

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