When making bras, the fabrics, laces and trims demand sewing threads that are high in tenacity, offer controlled predictable elongation and are discreet in the seam. We provide a diverse range of sewing threads and zips that address these requirements.
Depending on the required final quality, alternative thread types may be used. Thread size will determine needle size.
For more information, check out our recommendations below.
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
- The stitch definition required (topstitching)
- Whether the garment is "soft" or "under wired"
The terms "simple construction" and "complex construction" refer to the number of cut pieces that make up the garment and whether the product is:
- Under wired
In order to avoid damage to the fabric during the sewing of knitted underwear, ball point needles are generally recommended.
The sewing thread recommendations laid out above 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.
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.