Sports and activewear - T-Shirts

Sports and activewear - T-Shirts

Our sewing threads are soft and provide high strength and stretch for sports t-shirts. They are also designed to deliver the required seam quality and excellent on machine performance.

Approximate thread consumption for men's sports t-shirts is 45 metres. For ladies' sports t-shirts is 40 metres. For children's sports t-shirts is 25 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.

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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.