The Different Types of Sewing Threads

The Different 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 correctly.

Threads on cone spools

Threads on cone spools are ideal sjutable 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.

Use the nylon thread for sewing bags

Nylon thread is used for sewing bags from leather and shoes. This thread is very strong and insures sturdy stitching and seams.
This type of thread is not desirable to feed in the household sewing machine model, except for the old model sewing machines like Singer.

Designer finishing threads

Designer finishing threads is the key to beautiful appearance of your garments. These thick threads are used for finishing stitching only. Use bigger size (or special type) a needle for sewing with such threads.

Monofilament polyamide thread

Monofilament thread has 100% polyamide fiber. This invisible thread is ideal sjutable for sewing 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

Heavy-duty thread is suitable for sewing garments from the jeans fabrics and other thick and coarse fabrics, sewing upholstery and canvas etc.

The universal threads from blended yarns

In most cases for sewing on sewing machine or sewing by hand are using conventional universal threads from blended yarns that are wind 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.

The cotton threads

One hundred years ago all threads were made of cotton fibers. But in our time, for the production of threads began to use different artificial fibers. Such threads have many advantages. They are not destroyed by water; color of such threads do not fade in the sun. They are very strong and have a lot of bright colors and tones.
Cotton thread does not stretch well and tends to break easily. Besides, frequent using of cotton threads can damage some details of modern sewing machines. 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 and for making of other sewing works.

Elastic thread for shirring

Elastic thread is used more often for shirring. Shirring with elastic thread is a great technique for decoration the skirts waists, shirt hems and even entire bodices. For shirring you need use two different threads: normal thread you need insert at the needle. An elastic thread you need wind on the bobbin.

Silk thread

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.

The sewing thread rack

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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