List of Sewing Thread Used in Garment Manufacturing

List of Sewing Thread Used in Garment Manufacturing:

Swing thread is a must needed trimming which are significantly used in garments manufacturing. To make garments, sewing thread plays an important role in garment manufacturing sector. There are different types of swing thread which are mentioned in this article.

Sewing Thread

Sewing Thread

Types of Sewing Thread Used in Apparel Manufacturing:

Various types of sewing thread which are vastly used in garment manufacturing has mentioned in the below:

  1. Linen thread,
  2. Silk thread,
  3. Soft cotton thread,
  4. Mercerized cotton thread,
  5. Glaced cotton thread,
  6. Viscose thread,
  7. Polyester thread,
  8. Nylon thread,
  9. Aramide thread,
  10. PEFE thread.

All the above sewing thread used in garment manufacturing has discussed in the following:

1. Linen thread:

Oldest sewing thread and was used at a wide range for sewing threads during making of garments. This type of sewing thread has high strength and slightly can make more strength of seam. Linen sewing thread was used at a large rate to sew canvas, course fabric and so on. But now it is mostly replaced by synthetic threads.

2. Silk thread:

This type of sewing thread is made from both continuous filament and broken filament silk. Comparatively it contains higher strength, extensive, lustrous and good qualities. Silk sewing thread is most expensive, that is why using of it is comparatively less. It is used to sew expensive garments.

3. Soft cotton thread:

Bleaching and dyeing have done in this type of sewing thread and sometimes lubricants are used to make it more frictional resistant. There is a possibility of occurring shrinkage and seam puckering after wetting in water and washing the garments respectively.

4. Mercerized cotton thread:

This type of thread is finished by caustic soda solution with tension. As a result, the entire fibres in the threads become round in shape and gain higher strength and brightness.

5. Glaced cotton thread:

Glaced cotton sewing thread is made by using surface coating on the soft cotton threads. As a result, the threads become stiff, smooth and increase the frictional resistance.

6. Viscose thread:

It may be made from continuous filament or staple fibres. The strength and stability are comparatively less but more brighten. It has a limited use as a sewing thread but widely used in embroidery work.

7. Polyester thread:

These types of sewing thread are strong, low cost, good washing fastness and satisfactory elastic properties. It can be washed up to 150°C without any shrinkage. It is widely used due to low cost. At present, polyester thread is widely used in the garments among the synthetic fibres sewing thread.

8. Nylon thread:

Nylon sewing thread made from hexamethylene diamine and adipic acid. It has not a wide used due to high extensibility because it makes seam puckering after sewing due to shrinkage. These types of thread are used to sew knitted fabric, extensible seam and swimming wear.

9. Aramide thread:

Aramide threads are not used as a large rate because of more expensive. Aramide threads are used in special cases i.e. fire fighting garments. It is costly. Its commercial name is Nomex.

10. PEFE thread:

The using of PEFE sewing thread is limited due to the higher cost. It is used for protecting against flame, melt and chemical garments.

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Mayedul Islam

Mayedul Islam is working as a Sr. Merchandiser in a reputed Buying House. He has great passion in writing different articles on textile and Garments specially on Merchandising and Garment Washing. Send

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