Sewing machine threads

The thread that you use on a sewing machine is essentially dictated by the kind of thing that you are planning to create. So while you may use a regular thread for hemming a dress, you may need special golden jeans thread to be able to do a good job on your jeans. It may surprise you to know that high quality thread requires a lower level of handling and therefore can be used easily. Different types of thread behave differently on the sewing machine and the factors to consider include the material of the thread, the weight of the thread and the manner in which it is strung.

Thread construction methods include spun thread, core thread, texturized thread and monofilament thread. Spun thread is generally cotton or polyester fiber spun to make yarn and then twisted together. Core thread is spun cotton wrapped around continuous filament. Texturized thread is mechanically texturized and treated with heat to make it set. Monofilament thread is a single nylon or polyester thread.

Thread can be made from a variety of materials. These include natural ones like cotton, silk and wool and synthetic ones like rayon, acrylic and polyester. Each of these has their own characteristics. For example, cotton is soft, strong and durable and requires minimal care. Rayon has high sheen, is heat resistant, not likely to be color fast and is less durable than polyester. Polyester is durable, retains the shape, stronger and colorfast. You can also use metallic thread in sewing. These threads are brilliant and reflective, heat resistant and they can be used to create a hologram effect.



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