Our sewing threads meet the key requirements for knitted cardigans; seam strength, seam elongation and comfort.
Alternative thread types may be used depending on required final quality. The thread size will determine the choice of needle size.
For more information, check out our Cut and Sew recommendations below.
The main factors to consider when selecting the sewing thread are the demands of the stitching operation, the amount of load / demand placed on the seam, the type and weight of fabric being sewn and any post make up processing such as shrink resist finishing.
Coverseaming on Cut & Sew Knitwear may involve the following stitch types; 406 (twin needle coverseam) and 407 (three needle coverseam). They are generally only used for attaching stolls to cardigans. The recommendations in the table below apply to both of these stitch types.
Sometimes, on wool or cotton garments, there is a requirement for the sewing thread used in the making up of Cut & Sew knitwear to be done with a sewing thread that does not have the lustre of Epic polyester corespun. Where this is the case Dual Duty polyester / cotton sewing thread can be substituted for Epic in the corresponding Tex sizes. On overlock, chainstitch and coverseaming operations, the under thread may be substituted for Gramax, if a greater degree of seam covering is required.
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.