Choosing sewing threads is as important a task as buying fabric for a product. High-quality threads are not only the key to the successful work of the master, but also largely determine the appearance of the seams, and, as a result, the quality of tailoring the entire product. Modern sewing threads are divided into types, and for each type of sewing work, threads of a certain quality and number are needed. Let’s try to understand the variety of threads on the market and get acquainted with the most popular in the sewing business.

Sewing thread is a long, thin, evenly twisted fiber with special properties that is widely used in sewing. Threads are a durable material with which fasten the details of products made of fabrics, knitted and non-woven fabrics, fur, leather, etc. Threads are constantly exposed to mechanical (bend, rub against the needle during sewing, exposed to high temperatures during ironing) and chemical exposure (for example, in ready-made clothes — during washing, dry cleaning). All of the above degrades the properties of the threads, violates their smoothness, strength and integrity, and as a result, the threads break at the seams and in places of the strongest loads.

To minimize the negative impact on the thread and extend its service life, it is necessary to fulfill a simple condition when choosing threads for a product — the quality of the thread must correspond to the quality of the fabric, and the operating conditions of the product must be taken into account.

It is very important to learn how to choose the right needle and thread for the type of fabric from which the product is sewn. Before starting work, select the threads necessary for the quality and thickness, then pick up the needle to the threads

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General purpose threads

Standard sewing threads are made from tightly twisted fibers. They are made of polyester (synthetic), mercerized cotton or with a synthetic core covered with cotton.

The last option combines the best properties of the first two. General purpose threads are great for sewing standard items such as sewing clothes, curtains or children’s toys.

Mercerization is the process of processing cotton fabrics and threads, which gives them a shiny appearance.

Silk threads

Silk threads have a noble sheen and give the seams a neat, classic look. Such threads are used when working with silk and woolen fabrics, because their natural fibers are similar in characteristics, and silk threads are well suited for hand sewing without knots.

Depending on the thickness, these threads are suitable for both sewing on machines and overlocks, and are also ideal for creating decorative stitches. In addition, threads can be used for sewing buttonholes and sewing on buttons. Silk threads are expensive, so synthetic threads can be a cheaper alternative for many jobs.

Threads for hand embroidery

Skeins of twisted embroidery threads are wound into bundles. They are mainly made from cotton, silk or viscose. The so-called floss threads are twisted threads for hand embroidery. These threads are ideal for embroidery and clothing decoration.

Threads for machine embroidery

Threads for machine embroidery are made of viscose or polyester and they have a characteristic sheen. Such threads look very impressive and can be used to fill in colored areas / spots in machine embroidery. Used in bobbins / spools and in conjunction with a needle for machine embroidery. A wide range of shades are available to give depth to the drawings.

Basic requirements for sewing threads: strength, elasticity, twist uniformity, uniform thread thickness, abrasion resistance, absence of breaks and knots in the bobbin, color fastness; for synthetic threads — heat resistance when used in high-speed machines.

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