How To Sew With
Sewing With Fusible Thread
Here are a few tips and ideas when sewing with fusible
Fill a bobbin (slowly) or use it in your lower looper to
simplify multiple tasks. Fusible thread creates a temporary
bond to hold things in place while you complete the permanent
stitching. It should not be used alone to make permanent
For perfect bias binding, use fusible thread in the bobbin.
Use a zigzag stitch to join the binding to the garment or
quilt. Fold the bias over the edge. Press the edge (do not
iron) lightly to enclose it and fuse in place. Now, you can
stitch-in-the-ditch or well of the seam to make perfect binding
Install centered zippers easily. Stitch down both sides of
the back of the zipper tape with fusible thread in the bobbin.
Center the zipper over the basted closed zipper seam
allowances. Press in place. Now you can topstitch the zipper
without any shifting. Remove the basted stitches to open the
seam and zip your zipper.
Fusible thread is ideal when you want to match plaids or a
design. With fusible thread on the top of the machine, straight
stitch on the right side of the fabric 1/2" from the edge on
one side of the seam. Fold this seam over on the 5/8" stitching
line. Line up this edge with the 5/8" seam line on the other
seam matching the plaid or design. Press and fuse in place.
Now, stitch the seam as normal knowing that the design is
matched and is held in place.
Use fusible thread when working with fake suede or difficult
fabrics to keep them in place when stitching.
Use fusible thread to outline your appliques and fuse in
place prior to satin stitching.
Try using it in the lower looper of your serger with a
decorative thread in the upper loopers to serge around picture
Lay a length of fusible thread in the crease of your pants
or in a pleat to help hold the crease. Cut a length of thread
longer than you actually need. It shrinks up when it melts.
Press, do not iron, to fuse the thread in the crease.
For a quick and easy turned hem, serge the edge of the
fabric with fusible thread in the lower looper. Turn the hem
and lightly press to hold. Then, complete your final
There are many uses for this thread. Try using it for
basting and trapunto techniques, too.
Try it! It just makes sense!
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