Metallic thread tends to be really troublesome to use. If you are constantly having thread breaks it is especially annoying and can result in your project taking a lot longer to complete than you had planned. Here are a few suggestions on ways to decrease the thread breaks when embroidering with metallic thread. Be sure you are choosing top quality, well looked after metallic thread. If you work with cheap, old or dried out thread it will break more regularly, make certain the thread is smooth by running through your fingers. Always slow the machine down when you’re using metallic thread. It’ll actually help you save time since you won’t need to endlessly manage thread breaks.
Select a design that’s created for stitching in metallic thread. If the embroidery design downloads were digitized for metallic thread the digitizer might have suggested a certain brand of thread. Ensure you are using the right size needle for your thread and the needle is in good condition, should your metallic thread is a bit heavier than regular thread you’ll need to use a larger needle.
Considering that metallic embroidery thread kinks and loops much more than standard thread this generates added tension as it passes through the thread guide, this tends to cause shredding and breakage. Using a thread stand designed to smooth the thread can be helpful. Heavier stiff closely weaved fabric and stabilizers are not recommended when utilizing metallic thread because they can remove the metallic finish from the thread. Check your machine tension; Ensure your thread tension isn’t to tight. Be sure you have no rough edges or burs on needles and the needle plate. Don’t use sticky backing or adhesives, the adhesive can build-up on the needle and create drag which hinders smooth sewing