Guide for Threads
- Made from the finest quality plastic to ensure extra strength & reliability.
- General purposed spun traditional thread
- Not suggested for sewing knits
Cotton / Polyester Thread
- A cotton thread with a polyester core which is slightly stretchy but retains the traditional look of cotton
- Strength without sheen
- Suitable for most machine and hand sewing projects
- A transparent monofillament which can be melted by an iron. Nylon is usually stronger than polyester.
- Strength with transparency
- Breaks easily.
- A synthetic blend which is stronger and stretchier than cotton with little or no lint (may be texturized)
- A very fine, strong and hard-to-see thread; tends to degrade over time
- High strength and often high sheen, used for attaching beads
- Does not leave holes and is very flexible
- A thicker thread.
- Temporary basting
- Tex is the mass in grams of 1,000 meters of thread.
- If 1,000 meters weighs 25 grams, it is a TEX-25. Larger TEX numbers are heavier threads.
Wax / Polyamide
- On dresses, belt carriers are often simply thread loops positioned above and below the waistline side seam
- The handicraft of decorating fabric or other materials with needle and thread or yarn
- Perfect for stitching on all types of fabric
General Sewing / Polyester
- A medium-weight thread made from polyester
- Polyester is suitable for most fabrics because it has some stretch
- Polyester fiber is stronger than most natural thread
Hem / Blind Stitch
- It's typically made of a single strand of polyester and has no color
- For dress trousers and skirts, evening/wedding gowns, sport coats, and curtains
- Ideal for finishing recycled denim projects or hemming jeans with a professional look
- Heavy weight, top-stitch spun thread is consistently smooth and fuzz-free
- Ideal for overedge and coverstitch seams because they offer excellent seam coverage and seam elasticity
Leather / Suede
- Heavy duty size (TEX-40 to higher)
- Mostly Polyester and Bonded Nylon
- A delicate metallic coating protected by an outer coating providing extremely vibrant color/glitter and/or texture.
- A man-made thread which is ideal for machine-embroidery or decorative serger finishes
Sergers / Overlock
- Sergers threads are available in the same fibers as general sewing threads
- Designed to gently relax after it's sewn and cover the edge finish
- Allows to sew a straight seam with the sewing machine without the thread breaking when stretched
- Used most often on garment edges such as necklines and hems
- Attaching details like pockets or tabs on zippers, especially on bags
Wax / Polyamide
- Perfect thread for hand finishing
- Ideal substitute for silk skeins.
- Waxing makes the thread stiffer, more water and mildew resistant, and less stretchy