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Our sewing threads are designed to deliver quality seams and excellent on machine performance. They are also available in a variety of substrates, sizes and shades.
Approximate thread consumption is 55 metres. Depending on the final quality of the required, alternative thread types may be used. In order to avoid damage to knitted fabrics it is recommended to use a ball point needles during sewing.
For more information, check out our recommendations below.
We can tailor the product application guide to show you the exact information you require, please select the necessary options from the filter below. Below are recommended stitch types for this end use item.
In order to avoid damage to the fabric during the sewing of knitted garments, ball point needles are generally recommended.
The main factors to consider when selecting the sewing thread are:
- The demands of the stitching operation
- The amount of load / demand placed on the seam
- The type and weight of fabric being sewn
With stretch garments the importance of maintaining adequate stitch ratings cannot be over stressed. There should be enough thread engineered into the seam so that the required seam elongation is achieved, without over stressing the thread in the seam.
Coverseaming on sportswear garments may involve the following stitch types:
- 406 - Twin needle coverseam
- 407 - Three needle coverseam
- 602 - Twin needle coverseam with a top covering thread
- 605 - Three needle coverseam with a top covering thread
- 607 - Flatseam, Four needle coverseam with a top covering thread
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.