Main Types of Sewing Threads
Some types of fabrics and sewing projects require a certain type of sewing thread. In this post you can learn how to choose threads.
Threads on cone spools are ideal for overlock sewing machine and coverstitch machines. These sewing machines are spending a lot of threads and a small coil is barely enough for one garment.
Nylon thread is used for sewing bags from leather and shoes. This thread is very strong and insures sturdy stitching and seams.
Designer finishing thread is the key to beautiful appearance of your garments. These thick threads are used for finishing stitching.
Monofilament thread has 100% polyamide fiber. This invisible thread is ideal for topstitching, couching, quilting, attaching sequins, trims, beads, securing hems on trousers and skirts etc.
Monofilament polyamide thread can use on standard sewing machine.
Heavy-duty thread is suitable for sewing garments from the jeans fabrics and other thick and coarse fabrics, sewing upholstery and canvas etc.
In most cases are using conventional universal threads from blended yarns on such small coils. These threads can be used to sewing any garments. They are suitable for all sewing machines, including cover stitch machine and serger.
Initially, threads were made of cotton fibers. But in our time, for the production of threads began to use artificial fibers. Such threads are not destroyed by water; do not fade in the sun. They are very strong and have a lot of bright colors.
Cotton thread does not stretch well and tends to break easily. Besides, frequent use cotton threads can damage some details of sewing machine. Cotton thread can to cut channels in the thread path, especially on surface of plastic shuttle hook. Try not to use such a thread on expensive models of sewing machines, especially on computer-controlled sewing machine.
However, the cotton threads you need use when sewing delicate fabrics.
Elastic thread is used for sewing shirring. Shirring with elastic thread is a great technique for decoration for skirt waists, shirt hems and even entire bodices. For shirring you need use two different threads: normal thread at the top and elastic thread in the bobbin.
Silk thread differs from other threads by the characteristic luster and a very small thickness of the thread. Silk thread is very fine and is used only for decorative stitches and embroidery. It's also can use when sewing garments from silk fabrics.
If you have a lot of threads you need do sewing thread rack. This thread spool stand can accommodate more than 300 smaller spools. The board is thin and light because it is made of plastic pvc panels. The holders for coils are made from plastic connecting parts of the panel (corners).
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