12 Best Thread For Garment Sewing

Updated on: October 2021

Best Thread For Garment Sewing in 2021


Threads Sewing Guide: A Complete Reference from America's Best-Loved Sewing Magazine

Threads Sewing Guide: A Complete Reference from America's Best-Loved Sewing Magazine
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2021

4 Large Cones (3000 Yards Each) of Polyester Threads for Sewing Quilting Serger White Color from Threadnanny

4 Large Cones (3000 Yards Each) of Polyester Threads for Sewing Quilting Serger White Color from Threadnanny
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2021
  • 4 Cones of Polyester Threads for Sewing Quilting Serger White Color as shown.
  • High Quality, High Tensile Strength, Low Lint Thread
  • Each Cone is 3000yards. You will receive total of 12000 yards.
  • Good for any home or Commercial Machine
  • Best Quality - Will not Break at High Speed Machines

The American Duchess Guide to 18th Century Dressmaking: How to Hand Sew Georgian Gowns and Wear Them With Style

The American Duchess Guide to 18th Century Dressmaking: How to Hand Sew Georgian Gowns and Wear Them With Style
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2021

Wayward Threads: Techniques and Ideas for Upcycling Unloved or Discarded Garments

Wayward Threads: Techniques and Ideas for Upcycling Unloved or Discarded Garments
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2021

Thread Consumption

Thread Consumption
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2021
  • Thread Consumption
  • industrial
  • productivity
  • sewing

The Unbroken Thread

The Unbroken Thread
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2021

2 Pcs Gold Thread Embroidery Lace Applique Manual Sewing DIY Garment Repair Decoration Technology (red)

2 Pcs Gold Thread Embroidery Lace Applique Manual Sewing DIY Garment Repair Decoration Technology (red)
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2021
  • Package includes: 2 Pcs of embroidery.
  • Perfect for Jeans, Jackets, Vests, Hats, Gear Bags, Scrapbooking and more.
  • 100% high quality embroidery flower patch. They can be sewn to any garment to decorate them.
  • Size: Please refer to the picture (L:34*21cm,S:19*14cm).
  • Note: There is no glue on the back of the patches. The applique needs to be stitched by hand.

Sewing Thread 60 Colors Sewing Industrial Machine and Hand Stitching Cotton Sewing Thread (60 Color)

Sewing Thread 60 Colors Sewing Industrial Machine and Hand Stitching Cotton Sewing Thread (60 Color)
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2021
  • 60 color of sewing threads. Each spool contains 250 yards of thread .
  • Material: Cotton, Durable and Strong. Every spool is individually wrapped, so they don't become tangled. Our sewing thread won’t break easily for general sewing purpose
  • Ideal for garments stitching, bed sheets linings, or other sewing work and art projects. Those sewing thread can be used on your sewing machine. And they also can be used for hand sewing. It is also good for kids hand sewing courses
  • MULTIPURPOSE - This set of threads are ideal for knitting, hand sewing, machine sewing, cross stitch, teabag, crochet, embroidery, hand knitting, weaving etc. Best sewing machine coils for choice
  • HIGH-QUALITY - Our thread is durable and everlasting, no fading and no pilling, match with your clothes perfectly.

Fitting Solutions: Pattern-Altering Tips for Garments that Fit (Threads On)

Fitting Solutions: Pattern-Altering Tips for Garments that Fit (Threads On)
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2021

40PCS Nylon Invisible Zipper,Sewing for Handmade Garment/Bags/Home Textile,Tailor Sewer Crafter's Special(22 inch,Mix Color)

40PCS Nylon Invisible Zipper,Sewing for Handmade Garment/Bags/Home Textile,Tailor Sewer Crafter's Special(22 inch,Mix Color)
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2021
  • Quantity – 20 colors X each 2pcs,Total 40pcs zippers
  • Material – Zippers are made of nylon that are strong and sturdy to use.
  • Measurements – Overall length :23.6inch/60cm, Zippers length:22inch/56cm
  • Using – Zippers widely can be used for making or fixing clothing, bags, pouches, dresses, skirts, pillow and other sewing craft.
  • 100% Brand New,Zip open and close very smoothly

ilauke 50Pcs Bobbins Sewing Threads Kit, 400 Yards per Polyester Thread Spools, Prewound Bobbin with Case for Brother Singer Janome Machine, 25 Colors

ilauke 50Pcs Bobbins Sewing Threads Kit, 400 Yards per Polyester Thread Spools, Prewound Bobbin with Case for Brother Singer Janome Machine, 25 Colors
BESTSELLER NO. 11 in 2021
  • Matched Colors - 25 Pcs sewing thread spools and 25 pcs prewound bobbins with 25 different color. Bright and vibran, meet the requirement of projects needing variety of colors.
  • Efficiently Sewing - 100% Polyester thread, sturdy and durable, it will not be fraying, breaking and tangling up easily. 400 Yard each spool, total 10000 yard.
  • Standard bobbin - Size A, class 15, approx 54 yard thread each bobbin. Fit for most sewing machine like Brother, Babylock, Janome, Kenmore, Singer etc. But not suitable for the Singer Futura Embroidery machines (CE-100, CE-150, CE-200, CE-250 and CE-350).
  • Widely Used - Suitable for sewing machine and hand sewing use. Works well for a variety of sewing projects.
  • Perfect Gift - Comes with a clear bobbin case. It is a perfect gift for your friends and family. With these sewing threads, you will complete your DIY sewing easily.

Basic Hand Sewing Guide 1-Hour Repair Guide: Stitching Techniques & Repair Guide

Basic Hand Sewing Guide  1-Hour Repair Guide: Stitching Techniques & Repair Guide
BESTSELLER NO. 12 in 2021

Choosing Sewing Thread - Thread Types

Sewing thread is available in a bewildering array of types. Here's more information, including a description of thread content and some good - and possibly bad - points about each.

Thread types
All Purpose - This thread is usually made from cotton-covered polyester. The cotton gives it strength and the polyester gives it a bit of stretch, making it a good choice for both hand- and machine-sewing and for just about any kind of material, especially blends. The few exceptions include really thick or stiff upholstery fabrics, vinyl, and leather.

Bobbin - Intended for the bobbin of the sewing machine, this thread may be made from cotton, polyester, cotton-covered polyester, or filament. Filament is very strong but also fairly fine and light, and a good choice for machine embroidery.

Embroidery - Usually made from rayon, this thread is suitable only for machine embroidery; it's not strong enough for regular sewing.

Heavy Duty/Upholstery - Intended for sewing upholstery and other heavy or stiff fabrics, this thread is usually made from nylon. It's just about the strongest of all the threads available on a spool. It's also thicker than most other threads.

Lightweight/Extra Fine - Thinner than most other threads, this one is great for lighter, thinner, or sheer fabrics.

Metallic - There are two different kinds of metallic thread. One is actually a combination of metal and plastic. It's very shiny and the colors are intense. The other kind is made from aluminum wrapped around a core thread. It's easier to use than the first type, but both have a tendency to build up static electricity, so they should be unwound from their spools (and rewound, if you like) before you use them. If you'd like to use metallic thread for machine sewing or quilting check the label carefully to make sure it's suitable for use in a machine.

Monofilament/Transparent Nylon - Colorless and very strong, this thread is a good choice when you need invisibility.

Quilting - Usually made from 100% cotton (like the fabrics most quilters use), this thread is finished to make it smoother so it will go through several layers of fabric and batting easily.

Serger - This thread tends to be thinner because it's usually used with three other spools in a serger. It comes in large cones, which are tempting to buy for regular sewing projects because they have so much yardage on them for the price. But this is not really a good idea; a single strand won't be as strong as a strand of regular thread.

Topstitching or Buttonhole Twist - Thicker than some other types, this thread is good for (you guessed it) buttonholes and for thicker fabrics, like denim. If you're using it on a machine sewing it's a good idea to increase the stitch length and decrease the tension.

Quality considerations
Even without considering types, there's a wide range of variability when it comes to thread price. If you're just doing a little hand sewing now and then - for the occasional repair or hem job - price may not be an issue. But if you're doing some serious sewing or quilting it's probably best to stay away from "bargain-priced" thread.

Cheap thread is usually not as densely spun as the more well-known brands. This makes it weaker and more prone to breakage. Even if it doesn't break, it may create so much lint that you'll find yourself stopping to clean your machine much more frequently than you'd like.

What about prewound bobbins?
You can now purchase bobbins already wound with thread. You won't have the color selection that you'd have if you wound the bobbins yourself, but these can be a good choice, especially if you're doing machine embroidery. Prewound bobbins save time, and because they're wound on industrial machinery - tighter and more evenly than a human could - they usually hold a lot more thread than a bobbin wound on a regular sewing machine.

Prewound bobbins are becoming very popular and, depending on your intended use, may be a good choice. Just be careful of quality. If you find the bobbin thread breaking frequently or creating a lot of lint you might want to go back to winding your own bobbins.

A few final words
The list above can be overwhelming. To keep it simple: If you're just starting out, or if you don't plan to do a lot of sewing, stay with all purpose thread. It comes in the widest choice of colors, and it will meet your needs until - or unless - you decide to become more serious or work on specific projects.

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