Sewing thread applications | Types of Sewing Thread Application


Imagine a wireless life. Sewing threads are truly the “ties that bind” our clothes together. Without them, we would still be draping skins, furs, or fabrics over our bodies to protect us from wind, weather, and unwanted attention. Like an artist’s palette, sewing threads come in a rainbow of colors and are available in different materials and sizes.

It is important to select the right type of threads for any sewing job, as the color and texture of the design, and possibly the appearance of the final product, depends on the material and the type of thread used. There are a wide variety of sewing threads to choose from, so take your time deciding which type or combination works best for the design you have in mind. Most importantly, yarn selections should be based on sewability, seam performance and appearance, availability and cost.

Sewing threads can make or damage clothes. Therefore, a thorough understanding of their processing and properties is essential for the industry to choose the right type of yarn. According to the definition given by the ASTM, sewing thread is a flexible, small-diameter thread or strand usually treated with a surface coating, lubricant, or both, intended for use in sewing one or more pieces of material or an object to a material.

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About the Author:

Senthil Kumar S. is associated with the Department of Textile Technology, Kumaraguru College of Technology, Coimbatore.

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