Hints and Tips for Sewing with Metallic threads

Madeira makes all types of thread…for sergers, regular sewing, embroidery and more…….my favourite is Metallic.

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A lot of people are afraid of using Metallic Thread or have had a bad experience using it.

Madeira’s metallic thread is top quality. Here is a link to further information about sewing with metallic threads – hints and tips for success.

We recommend a top stitch (with a larger eye) or a Janome purple tip needle. The eye of a top stitch needle is a little bit larger and the needle itself has a tiny little flange above the eye to reduce friction as the thread passes through the fabric.

Purple tips have a special cobra shaped head above the eye which moves the fibres of the fabric a little apart so that the stitches can form correctly and therefore prevent skipped stitches. And they’re available in a heavier #14 size. Recommended for high density designs and thick fabrics. Purple Tip Needles are designed to prevent skipped stitches with heavy fabrics, including knits like lycra and swimsuit/dancewear fabrics. They are also very helpful if quilting batiks which are tightly woven or when embroidering densely digitized designs.

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We have thread boxes available full of beautiful colours.

Contact your local Janome Dealer today to purchase your Madeira thread boxes and Janome needles such as Top stitch and Purple Tip Needles.

Happy Sewing!

About Anne Stitcher

I have been an Educator with Janome for several years now. Crafting is my passion. I love to sew, quilt, crochet, knit, cross-stitch, scrapbook, paper tole and cook. I have so many hobbies. I am always doing something. I love to use my skills to help people in need and to pass on my knowledge to others. Happy Sewing!
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6 Responses to Hints and Tips for Sewing with Metallic threads

  1. sunnyquilt says:

    Thank you for the sewing tip! I’ll try it next time:)


  2. oladeji funmilola says:

    Pls,am from Nigeria,can u teach me how to be changing the pattern,cos I don’t understand the machine,am using Janome novum3000
    And can i see your needle product here in Nigeria


    • Liz Thompson says:

      Unfortunately we are not really able to help you as we are not familiar with that model. We are in Canada. Please could you visit the website of the country/ company which distributes those Janome machines in Nigeria or where you purchased it for assistance.

      Janome Canada


  3. bagowan says:

    So glad to have a better explanation of the purple tip needles. I usually use red tip for metallic, but was just able to order purple ones from a dealer. Now I will use them properly. Thanks.


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