Guide to rhinestone iron on patches

Rhinestone iron on patches are beaded artificial diamond appliques on fabrics & plastic films, including letters, patterns for clothing, shoes, DIY, etc. Rhinestone is a kind of clothing accessory. It uses thermal transfer materials like hot bling drills, hot foils, hot sequins, and other materials to form a certain pattern. And it usually uses ironing paper as a transfer film. And we use a pressing machine to iron the decorative pattern on the garment.

They are artificial diamonds used in costume jewelry and to decorate clothes. According to the texture, there are crystal rhinestones, glass rhinestones, and Aluminum octagonal rhinestones. Then, their back is usually a hot melt adhesive bottom. We can iron directly from the rhinestones. After the glue melts, it can be attached. And they have wide use in clothing, bags, hats, shoes, accessories, home textiles, etc.

The hot-melt glue on the back of the high-density rhinestones sparkles like a star. After high temperatures, all kinds of interesting and lovely rhinestone patterns can be directly ironed on the jewelry. Such as handbags, headwear, mobile phone cases, etc. This really makes your DIY products shine and look more stylish!

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Different types of sewing threads

There are 3 different types of sewing threads for sewing various clothing trims or accessories: natural fiber, synthetic fiber, and mixed sewing thread. Sewing thread is the main thread material, which has both practical and decorative functions. The quality of it not only affects sewing efficiency and processing cost but affects the appearance quality of finished garments.

Sewing thread types

1. Natural fiber sewing thread

a. Cotton sewing thread:

Cotton sewing thread uses cotton fiber as raw material. It is a sewing thread made by refining, sizing, waxing, and other processes. Cotton sewing thread can be divided into no light (or soft thread), silk light, and wax light.

Cotton sewing thread has high strength and good heat resistance, suitable for high-speed sewing and durable pressing. Therefore, it is mainly used for sewing cotton fabrics, genuine leather, and high-temperature ironing clothes. The disadvantage is poor elasticity and wears resistance.

b. Silk thread:

Filament thread or silk thread is made of natural silk, with excellent luster. Its strength, elasticity, and wear resistance are better than cotton thread. Therefore, they are suitable for sewing all kinds of silk work clothes, high-end woolen work clothes, fur and leatherwork clothes, etc.

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2. Synthetic fiber sewing thread

a. Polyester fiber sewing thread:

This is the most widely used and popular sewing thread at present. We make it from polyester filaments or staple fibers. Polyester fiber sewing thread has high strength and good elasticity. It is also wear-resistant and has low shrinkage.

Therefore, it is ideal for the sewing of denim, casual wear, leather products, wool, and military uniforms. The caveat here is that polyester sutures have a low melting point. Thus, it is easy to melt when sewing at high speed, and causing the thread to break. Therefore, it is necessary to choose the appropriate needle.

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b. Nylon sewing thread:

Nylon sewing thread is made of pure nylon multifilament. It has three types: filament thread, short fiber thread, and elastic deformation thread. At present, the main variety is nylon filament thread. It has a large extension and good elasticity. Therefore, it is suitable for sewing chemical fiber, woolen, leather, and elastic work clothes.

The biggest advantage of nylon sewing thread is its transparency. Since the thread is transparent, the difficulty of sewing the wiring is reduced. The prospects are very broad. At present, this type of thread is mainly used for decals, cutting edges, and other parts that are not easily stressed.

c, Vinylon sewing thread:

Vinylon sewing thread is made of vinylon fiber. Its strength is high and the stitching is smooth. Therefore, it suits for sewing thick canvas, furniture cloth, labor protection supplies, etc.

D. Polyacrylonitrile fiber sewing thread:

It is made of polyacrylonitrile fiber. And, it is ideal for decorative thread and embroidery thread. Besides, its spinning yarn has a low twist and bright color.

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3. Mixed sewing thread

A. Polyester/cotton sewing thread:

Polyester/cotton sewing thread is made of 65% polyester and 35% cotton blended synthetic fabric. They have the advantages of both polyester and cotton. Polyester/cotton sewing thread can meet the requirements of strength, wear resistance, and shrinkage. And it can also overcome the defect that polyester fiber is not heat-resistant. So it is very suitable for high-speed sewing. Then, they are suitable for all kinds of work clothes. Such as Cotton, polyester/cotton, etc.

b. Core-spun sewing thread:

Core-spun sewing thread has a filament core. And natural fibers cover it outside. The strength of the core-spun sewing thread depends on the core thread. While the wear and heat resistance depends on the outer yarn. Therefore, the core-spun sewing thread is suitable for high-speed sewing. And it’s also suitable for workwear that requires high sewing sturdiness.

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The production process of polyester sewing thread

  1. Cleaning and rolling:

Pour the polyester staple fibers into the turntable, and disrupt and combine the original regular fibers to form a rolled fiber block.

  1. Carding and splicing:

The carding machine will continue to card and splice the large package fibers into small strips.

  1. Roving, spun yarn:

The roving and spinning frame will adjust the stripped fiber to the desired count. Such as the 50S, 40S, 20S, 30S, and other single yarns.

  1. Stitching and twisting:

The stitching machine twists the single yarn into the required number of strands. Such as 50S/2, 40S/2, 20S/2, 30S/3, etc.

  1. Twisting and loosening:

We make the finished strands into skeins or bobbins, ready for dyeing.

  1. Dyeing and packaging:

Dyeing according to the customer’s needs, and shipping.

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What are the main qualities of a sewing thread?

  1. The surface is smooth and smooth, with uniform color and sewability.
  2. Certain fastness and abrasion resistance.
  3. Small shrinkage rate.

Synthetic fiber sewing thread has high strength, wear resistance, corrosion resistance, and small shrinkage. Moreover, they have largely replaced cotton thread. When sewing elastic fabrics, we often use low-elastic polyester sewing thread. In order to avoid mismatches between the sewing thread and the fabric color, please use a transparent synthetic filament thread. Because the thread is transparent, it is suitable for sewing various colors of fabrics. And we wholesale stock online sewing thread for you. The different types of sewing threads have many applications. Then, we have an article that is 9 eco-friendly fabrics you should know. Maybe you can learn something from it.

What are the common models and specifications of polyester threads?

Common types of polyester threads are: 20s/2, 20s/3, 30s/2, 30s/3, 40s/2, 40s/3, 50s/2, 50s/3, 60s/2, 60s/3. Among which the most common is 40s/2.

What does the model of this polyester thread mean?

The first half of “/” indicates the yarn count. The 20s is 20 yarns, 30s is 30 yarns. What is “count”? The count refers to the weight of one pound (453.6g). The total length of yarn spun from the raw material is several 840 yards (1 yard = 91.4 cm). A total length of 16800 is the 20s, and a total length of 33600 is 40s. Is it very complicated, right? In fact, we just need to know that the larger the number in front of the s, the finer the yarn.

What does the 2 or 3 after “/” mean? This refers to the number of strands of yarn. Now, you can take a closer look at the sewing thread you have on hand. That’s not a single yarn, but 2 or 3 strands twisted together. The expression of 2 strands is /2, and the expression of 3 strands is /3. 20s/2 means that the sewing thread is twisted by 2 strands of 20 yarns. And 20s/3 means that the sewing thread is twisted from 3 strands of 20 yarns.

Just like selecting needles, use thin threads for thin fabrics and thick threads for thick materials. 40s/2 thread suits household sewing. Also, we can use it to sew ordinary fabrics. Then, we can use 20s/2 for thick materials or decorative lines on the surface.

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Tips

1. When choosing a sewing thread, select what material it should be;

2. Whether the sewing thread is neat after molding. But, if it is not neat, there may be many inner joints or uneven thickness;

3. The fluffing degree of the sewing thread;

4. Whether the elongation of the sewing thread meets the standard you need;

5. Whether the roughness meets international and national standards;

6. The length detection can calculate the gram-to-weight ratio according to different specifications;

7. When you receive the sewing thread, the yarn should dry. Otherwise, it is easy to mold or fades;

8. No. 11 and No. 14 are necessary needles. General-purpose of the fine thread is 40s/2. 20s/2 is a good choice for thousand-seam basting thread;

9. The popular name of the sewing thread model will remove the “s/” in the middle. For example, we will call 40s/2 directly 402;

10. When your sewing machine has problems. Such as jumpers and broken threads. It is often due to the selection of inappropriate needles and threads.

Custom Metal Zipper Pulls for Brands

Metal zipper pulls are made of aluminum, brass, and zinc alloy, which are more durable than rubber silicone/PVC, nylon, resin, leather, fabric material. But, as a vital zipper accessory, metal zipper pulls & tabs have wide use on clothing and daily use. Such as jeans, jackets, outerwear coats, backpacks, bags, purses, etc. We supply custom personalized zipper pulls with logos for fashion brands.

Our metal pull tabs are custom for a variety of brands. Whether it is a small and medium-sized enterprise or a big brand. We will provide different pulls’ guidance at customers’ requests. Fancy zipper pulls, cheap zipper pulls, decorative beaded zipper pulls, detachable zipper pulls? Yes, you can get different types. So, even with colors like rainbow, it is easy to customize it.

Details of Metal Zipper Pulls

  • Skill: Engraving, embossing, laser printing, etc.
  • Features: Durable, soft, elegant, and solemn;
  • Applications: High-end jackets, leather clothes, ski shirts, down jackets, denim clothes, casual clothes, winter clothes, handbags, etc;
  • Packing: inner packing with PP bag, outer packing with export carton;
  • MOQ: 100pcs;

Metal Zipper Pulls’ Size

According to the size, the metal zipper pulls mainly include 3#, 4#, 5#, 7#, 8#, etc. The pull tab size changes according to the size of the microphone teeth. Since we often use it on jeans, jackets, and backpacks, its pull size is larger.

Then, we can measure it with a vernier caliper and a meter ruler.

Model: 2#, 3#, 4#, 5#, 6#, 8#, 9#;

Size: 2.5~3.85; 3.9~4.8; 4.9~5.4; 5.5~6.2; 6.3~7.0; 7.2~8.0; 8.7~9.2;

Metal Zipper Pulls’ Color

The colors of the metal zipper puller can be glossy and matte. Such as gold, silver, vintage brass, bronze; Green/red bronze, white/yellow plated, black nickel, black/white nickel, etc. Usually, the color of the pulls should be the same as the color of metal zipper teeth. Then, we can design the pull tab by the color specified by the customer. Click to get more color, types, samples for metal zipper pulls.

Types of Metal Zipper Pulls

We know that the materials of metal zipper pulls are mainly zinc alloy, brass, and aluminum alloy. But zinc alloy is the best-selling and most cost-effective material. In general, customers will choose zinc alloy to make unique metal pull tabs with logos. The reasons are as follows:

Zinc alloy zipper pulls

The zinc alloy zipper pulls are melted into water/liquid at high temperatures. And after cooling it forms an abrasive tool (at customer’s size and shape). Then, we polish and electroplate it to the corresponding color. Meanwhile, the edges of the zinc alloy pull tabs are smooth and shiny. It can be made in different colors and sizes. And the price is moderate. Therefore, the zinc alloy zipper pull is the most cost-effective.

Copper zipper pulls

Copper zipper pulls are relatively soft and have sharper edges. Because they are thin. Besides, they are more expensive and are less hard than zinc alloys.

Aluminum zipper pulls

Abrasives for aluminum zipper pulls are more expensive. And they have extremely rough edges. The whole is made and then die-cut. Yet the color of the cut edge is the color of the material itself. Also, the color of the aluminum itself is a bit like silver. So, they have limited color and choice for customers asked.

Detachable metal zipper pulls

At the same time, we are a maker and supplier of detachable zipper pullers. No need to worry about zipper damage! Universal removable zipper puller for a wide variety of zippers. In addition, they are flexible and durable, not easy to break. So, they have a long service life. This is a new solution. It helps save costs and improve use.

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Customize shape of metal zipper pulls

We customize many shapes of metal zipper pull and zipper for customers. It is including an online zipper. For example, rectangles, squares, ovals, triangles, heart-shaped, circles. And the shape of the logo itself, hollow shape, letters, special shapes, etc. Besides, you can get unique engraved, debossed, or embossed 3D logos. Of course, the surface of the pull tab can add artificial diamonds, etc.

You can tell us your favorite style, samples, quantity, size. Then our designers will provide you with a free logo design. At the same time, we will also supply detailed 2D and 3D design drafts to check the details with you.

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List of clothing label material with pictures

There are different types of clothing label material that can use, and we divide them into 4 main types, such as rubber, metal, leather, fabrics materials.

Rubber labels material cover:

  • Rubber
  • PVC
  • Silicone

What’s the difference between PVC, silicone, and rubber?

First, rubber includes PVC and silicone. And PVC and silicone belong to rubber. Second, Silicone is more shiny and smooth in appearance. And PVC products are rougher than silicone products.

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Judging from the hand feel, silicone is much soft than PVC, with good toughness and elasticity. PVC, as soft rubber, is relatively less hard. However, we can add a softener when making PVC labels, and it will be softer.

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Third, PVC material includes ordinary material and eco-friendly material, also called ATBC-PVC. Silicone can pass ROHS certification and is safe, non-toxic than rubber and PVC.

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Finally, rubber and PVC are cheaper than silicone. But, rubber has much wider use in many products. Finally, Silicone products emit white smoke when they burn, while rubber products emit black smoke when they burn.

Can rubber labels, PVC labels and silicone labels customized for clothing?

Yes, brands can customize rubber labels, PVC labels, and silicone labels with logos, company names, or other info. Then, because of the MOQ and price issues, PVC labels are the most commonly done. PVC can be made in a variety of colors. The background color can be a solid color, translucent or transparent. PVC is generally used as a single-sided logo. Silicone can be used as a mold to directly make a two-sided logo.

Metal labels material cover:

  • Copper
  • Iron
  • Alloy
  • Brass
  • Aluminum
  • Stainless steel

The above-mentioned materials of metal labels are the most common material in metal. And customers who customize metal labels will choose from them.

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In addition, metal labels & tags include many types when concerning materials. Such as copper labels, iron labels, alloy labels, aluminum labels & tags, stainless steel labels, brass labels, etc.

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Then, all these garment labels can withstand high temperatures and are not easy to corrode. And we can use stamping, printing, or laser cutting ways to customize the brand logo on it.

Leather labels material cover:

  • Artificial(PU) leather
  • Genuine(real) leather
  • Suede(microfiber) leather
  • Kraft paper

Types of real leather

The rea leather has two types, that is the first layer of cowhide and the second layer of cowhide.

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The former is processed from raw animal hides, with a soft texture and strong toughness. The latter is the two-layer leather of cowhide.

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It is processed by coating a layer of PU resin on the surface. Thus, its firmness is lower than the former.

What is the artificial leather?

Artificial leather has two types of synthetic leather: PVC and PU.

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Meanwhile, it is not afraid of dirt and mildew, and the surface has good water resistance. Then, it can make many colors. And the leather is delicate and the price is cheap. Therefore, it is very popular with buyers.

Microfiber leather

Microfiber leather

Microfiber leather is a better leather and is soft to the touch. It belongs to synthetic leather. And it has a soft texture, is breathable, not easy to age. So, it has become an ideal choice to replace animal leather.

Kraft paper

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Kraft paper here mainly refers to the material of leather labels in clothing. And it is washable and tear-resistant. Then, it is mainly used to decorate the back waist of jeans.

Fabric labels material cover:

  • Satin
  • Nylon Taffeta
  • Tape
  • Ribbon
  • Non-woven fabric
  • Blended fabric
  • Twill fabric
  • Cotton fabric

There are so many fabric materials in the clothing industry. And the following list is some specific types of them. And all the types can use as fabric labels materials.

nylon taffeta P005469
  • Nylon Taffeta: barcode nylon taffeta, frim nylon taffeta, non-flammable nylon taffeta, matt nylon taffeta, thick nylon taffeta.
black soft polyster tape P005511
  • Tape: matt black tape; glossy black tape; soft tape; polyester tape; shredded tape; stain resistant double-sided composite tape; pearled tape; self-adhesive tape.
self adhesive semi-rigid ribbon P005545
  • Ribbon: upscale ribbon; encryption ribbon; barcode ribbon; thick ribbon; hard ribbon; hot melt ribbon; soft ribbon(white, black, grey, beige, etc); softer ribbon; unpolished ribbon; double-sided ribbon(or with pressed/selvage edge); self-adhesive ribbon.
natural poly-cotton fabric P005526
  • Cotton fabric: blended cotton fabric; bleached imitation cotton fabric; poly-cotton fabric; thick cotton fabric.

What are ecological fabrics?

Ecological fabrics are non-toxic and safe fabrics with signs after textile testing, which are known as green textiles and eco-friendly clothing in trims. It is helpful to protect human health and avoid harm. When people use and wear it, they will feel relax. Besides, it can eliminate fatigue, and make people feel comfortable.

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Clothing stickers for fashion brands sale

Clothing stickers are a type of paper or plastic, and we offer custom clothing stickers with logos for fashion brands to display size and fabric information. These custom brand stickers can add your company’s logo for clothes. And, it can enhance the brand image. Of course, we can remove it from clothing without leaving behind any residue. And we wholesale garment name tag stickers, size label stickers, shirt sticker design for clothing lines.

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Custom clothing buttons with LOGO for sale

We supply custom clothing buttons with LOGO for apparel, LOGO can be printed or laser engrave, material can be resin, metal, wooden, plastic, shell, etc. Brass, pearl, ABS, zinc alloy, acrylic, polyester, covered button, claw, aluminum, rubber are materials of them. We wholesale bulk custom clothing buttons for any clothing brand. You can customize your personalized buttons for shirts with engraved logos. Also, you can design text on the buttons.

Besides, a business can buy metal coat buttons, rubber buttons for baby sweaters, etc. All kinds of custom clothing sewing buttons are available at your request. Such as metal buttons, toggle buttons, shirt buttons, rubber buttons, snap buttons, rhinestone buttons, etc. You can customize any size, type, or color from us. We can manufacture various clothing buttons at a cheap price. They can ship to Canada, the USA, UK, and other countries.

We wholesale all custom fashion buttons, gold buttons, silver buttons, decorative buttons, etc. And they are perfect for suits, jackets, dresses, jeans, bags, trousers, bags, etc. Besides, they are affordable at a cheap price. Contact us if you are willing to order.

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3D heat transfer for clothing

3D heat transfer is a new tech for clothing that prints logo on a transparent substrate through special printing ways, and the finished label is waterproof. First, the customer will receive the product. Second, the heat is applied to the thermal adhesive through the hot press. Third, the label will stick to the fabric. Tear off the transparent substrate, and the logo labels will be glued to the clothing.

As a result, the final product is finished. And after using this tech, the logo label will not drop even if you wash it. Further, it is wear-resistant and washing-resistant and has high fastness. So, it can make the clothing label appear 3D visual effect.

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10 Best Clothing Hang Tag Ideas

Clothing hang tag printing material is various, not just paper. We want to introduce the 10 best clothing hang tag ideas that are creative in material and tech. And the logo printing techniques are multiple.

A traditional hang tag consists of art paper. By firstly printing the brand logo and relative images on paper. Then cut into a rectangular shape and punching a hole. Finally, match a string, we make a hang tag.

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