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The Uses Of Water Soluble Thread
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The Uses Of Water Soluble Thread

In most cases, sewers and quilters want to find the most durable thread available that is suitable for their intended purpose. Of course, there are a wide range of thread options available, and these vary by the weight or thickness of the thread, what the thread is made from, the color and more. While durable thread is often needed for most types of sewing and crafts projects, there are certain situations when water soluble thread is required. This is thread that essentially disintegrates or vanishes when exposed to water. It may not be suitable for use with many types of stitches or sewing projects, but there are situations when it is needed.

Water soluble thread, for example, may be ideal for creating pleats and cuffs, for basting pockets and more. It may not be suitable for sewing swimming suits or even for creating seams on any type of clothing. However, there are situations when the desire for the thread to disappear is imperative. It can eliminate the need to remove a stitch after its benefits have been exhausted. While you can rip the stitch with a seam ripper or scissors, this innovative type of thread may be a better option. With water soluble thread, the thread may simply disappear or dissolve with even a light spritzing of water. The effects of the stitching may be present, but the actual thread may disappear to create a more aesthetically pleasing. This can save time and effort while improving the look of the project.

Water soluble thread is great for a type of quilting or sewing called trapunto. Trapunto sewing or quilting is a technique of sewing that creates raised and padded areas I the design of the project. It is also great for creating a temporary stich that is easily removed with a little water instead of picking at it while trying to not damage the piece you are working on.

When searching for water soluble thread, it is important to find thread that is suitable for a machine or hand stitching, based on the intended use. Some thread is only suitable for machine use, and some is intended only for hand stitching. There is also thread that can be used effectively for both options. After locating the type of water soluble thread that is needed, you can shop for the right weight. Keep in mind that this type of highly specialized thread can be difficult to find in some local stores, so you may have greater luck trying to find it in a specialty sewing or craft store online.


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