Sewing T-shirts


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Softness, strength, and stretch gives your T-shirts the seam quality it needs. Our comprehensive range of high quality

sewing t-shirts

thread is designed to improve seam quality and enhance machine performance.

Stitch type 406 and Gramax tex 18 are recommended when attaching binding to the neck and arm openings and sleeves of t-shirts because they provide good seam covering properties and comfort next to skin. Epic tex 24 or 30 can be used in certain circumstances.

Approximate thread consumption is 45 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.

Application guide

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.

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    When sewing T-shirts, have you ever encountered the following problems: uneven stitching, wrinkles, broken threads, cracks, etc.? You should consider switching to a high-quality sewing thread when these problems arise. Coats sewing thread is the perfect choice for sewing T-shirts. Coats Epic thread is a versatile quality polyester corespun sewing thread used by leading brands and manufacturers worldwide, it’s the best choice for sewing T-shirts. Coats Seamsoft is a unique micro-filament textured polyester thread that offers exceptional softness and comfort, especially in “next-to-skin” seams, it could provide a soft seam for T-shirts. Coats Sylko Metallic is a highly engineered composite thread for machine embroidery and decorative sewing, it could afford beautiful and comfortable metallic embroidery patterns for T-shirts. These Coats threads offer softness, strength, and stretch, giving your T-shirts the seam quality they need. Our comprehensive range of high-quality sewing T-shirt thread is designed to improve seam quality and enhance machine performance, helping you to create high-quality T-shirts.


    The sewing thread recommendations laid out below 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.

    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 and the type and weight of fabric being sewn.

    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.