Our sewing threads are designed to be soft, have high strength and stretch, as well as improve seam quality and enhance on machine performance.
Stitch type 406 and Gramax tex 18 are recommended for attaching binding to the neck and arm openings of t-shirts a, but Epic tex 24 or 30 can be used in certain circumstances.
Approximate thread consumption is 120 metres. Alternative thread types may be used depending on required final quality. The thread size will determine the choice of needle size.
For more information, check out our recommendations below.
Where two Tex sizes of thread have been suggested the choice will be determined by the fabric weight, the construction of the load bearing seams and the stitch definition required (topstitching).
In order to avoid damage to the fabric during the sewing of knitted garments, 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.