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Seam softness, strength and elongation are essential properties delivered by the sewing threads in knickers. By utilising our diverse collection of threads, we can ensure that these properties are delivered to the end user.

Generally, knickers require 85 metres of thread. Depending on required final quality, alternative threads may be used. The thread size will determine needle size.

We offer a variety of threads for knickers. For more information, check out our recommendations below.

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Where two Tex sizes of thread have been suggested the choice will be determined by the demands of the stitching operation, the amount of load / demand placed on the seam, the stitch definition required (topstitching) and whether the seam contains support materials.

In order to avoid damage to the seams during the sewing of knitted fabric, ball point needles are generally recommended.

The sewing thread recommendations laid out above are intended as a guide to aid the construction of garments with good quality seams. As garments of the same generic type differ in terms of fabric substrate and construction, and both making up methods and post make up processing can greatly vary, these recommendations should be viewed as a good starting point for thread selection.

Garment specific recommendations for thread and needle selection as well as accurate thread consumption figures and onsite technical support can be obtained by contacting your local Coats' office.

These recommendations and consumption figures are intended as a guide only and are given in good faith but without warranty or liability on the company or its employees.