We offer a great selection of sewing threads which deliver high levels of seam elongation, softness and comfort, including special threads such as micro-filament polyester as well as more conventional thread types.
Depending on the required final quality, alternative thread types may be used. Thread size will determine needle size.
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)
Coverseaming on men's and boy's underwear, including briefs, boxers and y-fronts, may involve the following stitch types:
- 406 - Twin needle coverseam
- 407 - Three needle coverseam
- 605 - Three needle coverseam with a top covering thread
- 607 - Flatseam, Four needle coverseam with a top covering thread
The recommendations in the table apply to all of these stitch types. The choice of which thread to use for top cover is determined by the appearance required. Popular top covering threads include: Gramax, Epic and Sylko.
On chainstitching operations such as fly binding (401x2) Gramax Tex 18 should be used in the chainstitch loopers.
In order to avoid damage to the fabric during the sewing of knitted underwear, 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.