Question: How do you read sewing thread labels?

How do you read the numbers on a spool of thread?

The first number refers to the weight or thickness, as discussed above. The second number refers to the number of strands or plies that are twisted together during manufacturing. The more plies wound together, the stronger your thread will be!

What do the numbers mean on a spool of thread?

This standard uses numbers like 30/3 (or 30/1×3) and 50/3 (or 50/1×3). For heavier threads, the first number represents the same number used in the Number Standard and the second number represents the number of plies of thread twisted together. For example, a 30/3 means the thread is a 3-ply No. 30 thread.

What is 50w thread?

The most common fabric store threads would be considered an all-purpose 50 wt. thread. These threads are polyester or a poly/cotton blend. For instance, Gutermann and Mettler all-purpose threads are a Polyester 50/3 thread.

What weight is normal sewing thread?

Your standard thread will often come in a medium 40 or 50 weight. But a huge variety of other threads exist in super fine 100 weight, or super chunky 3 weight options too.

Is gutermann thread good?

Gutermann also makes a terrific 100% polyester thread that is great for garments, bags and home decor items. Gutermann Cotton is a relatively fine, strong, 100% natural mercerized cotton thread that can be used for machine and hand sewing, and for long-arm machines.

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What do thread numbers mean?

Thread Count/Pitch

US fasteners specify threads per inch (TPI), commonly called thread count, so 20 would represent 20 threads per inch. Metric fasteners instead specify a thread pitch which is the distance between the threads. Therefore, a 1.5 pitch would have 1.5 millimeters between each thread.

Why is Aurifil thread so expensive?

They explained why Aurifil thread is so expensive. They said, “the answer is…..it’s actually not! 1 large spool of Aurifil (1300 Meters) is the exact same length as 2 large (500 Meters each) and 3 small (100 Meters each) spools of our “less expensive” thread.” … SHOP ALL AURIFIL THREADS HERE!

Why is Aurifil thread so good?

Aurifil is very smooth and closely twisted, leaving less lint and making for a nice tight stitch. No wonder the cheaper cotton threads are so linty – just look at all of those thread slubs sticking out everywhere on the last picture!