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 die cut hang tags

Custom printed die cut hang tags are the use of die-cutting technology to cut hang tags into any shape, including custom designs, styles, sizes, and colors. Any shapes of hang tags are available. Such as rectangles, leaf-shaped, circles, hollows, triangles, five-pointed stars, ovals, and special shapes. And the hole drilling of the tags can play metal air holes or drill holes directly on them. Then, its hole location can be a top center, left, or right.

The die-cutting process can make prints or paper into a die-cutting blade for cutting as to pre-designed graphics. So that the shape of the printed matter is no longer limited to straight edges and right angles. And single or double-sided printing and full-color printing are all possible. Offset printing, silk screen printing, UV, embossing, engraving, bronzing, lasering are achievable. Hot stamping, hot silver, or printing spot color, CMYK four colors on the tag paper is unique. So, custom personalized die-cut hang tags can express your brand personality. Make your products stand out with unique hang tags.

Die cut hang tags thickness

The normal thickness of the coated paper is 250, 300, 350g. In general, the white card and black card thickness are 0.3-1mm. The regular grammage of tracing paper is 135g. There are also 180g. And the PVC hang tags thickness is about 0.3-0.5mm.

Standard die cut hang tag size

In general, the standard die-cut hang tag size mainly has two specifications: 889*1194(mm) and 787*1092 (mm).

Business card

Horizontal version: 90*55mm(square corner); 85*54mm (round corner) ;
Vertical version: 50*90mm (square corner); 54*85mm(round corner);
Square version: 90*90mm; 90*95mm;

business card tags

IC card

85*54mm;

Tri-fold ad & general brochure

Standard size: (A4)210mm*285mm;

Tri-fold ad and general brochure

Document envelope

Standard size: (A4)220mm*305mm;

Poster

Standard size: (A4)540mm*380mm;

Poster card

What material is used for die cut hang tags?

Most of the die-cut hang tags material is paper. But there are other materials for hang tags. Such as plastic, metal, leather, silk, lace, ribbon, canvas, PVC, TPU, etc. Taking paper as an example, the most commonly used paper materials are coated paper, white cards, black cards, and kraft paper. The two processes are basically the same.

Die cut hang tag shapes

Custom die cut shape hang tags have various choice for customers. Such as round corners, circle, custom, oval, half-circle side, single rounded corner, leaf, special shapes.

Techniques on die-cut hang tags

Printing

The most common is printing: monochrome printing, four-color printing, spot color printing. The spot color is the same as the color number, and the price is more expensive. But, the more spot colors, the higher the price. Four-color (CMYK) printing is also more commonly used. Multi-color can also use four colors.

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Hot stamping

Hot stamping is a general technical term. But, bronzing doesn’t mean it’s gold. There are many kinds of gold-plated paper materials. Among them are golden, silver, laser gold, laser silver, black, red, green, etc. Ordinary gold and laser gold hot stamping suits for hot stamping of most products. Such as gold cards, silver cards, laser cards, and glass cards. For other hot stamping colors, please refer to this article: different colored hot stamping.

Hot stamping die cut hang tags

Engraving/Debossing

Embossing is a kind of letterpress embossing. And it is one of the hottest hangtag crafts! Engraving the graphic into a metal plate, and imprinting it on the tag paper. Then, the front side of the paper is concave. While the back side has no marks. And please note that the embossing process is single-sided concave. And it is only suitable for thicker tag paper over 200g.

Debossing application
(1) The content of the graphic and text after printing the color is embossed;
(2) Directly embossing non-color graphics and texts;

Engraving hang tags

Embossing

The embossing process is a mold that uses a concave and convex pattern. Under the action of certain pressure and temperature, the pressure-bearing materials (PVC, paper, etc.) are deformed. Thereby it will form a certain pattern. Also, we can have a special textured paper effect with ordinary coated paper. So, it is a Strong decorative, unique style.

Embossing hang tags

Die cut shape

We can die-cut into different shapes according to the customer’s design. This is a process realized by a knife die.

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Paper types in die cut hang tags

Coated paper

The normal thickness of the coated paper is 250, 300, 350g. And the natural color of it is slightly beige. But because the surface of the paper is smooth and flat. And it has high whiteness, smoothness, and good gloss. So, the printed images and pictures have a certain 3D sense. Then, the coated paper color is full and bright. But the stiffness of the paper is not as good as that of white paper. In order to protect the logo or printing on the surface. Usually, we can cover the surface with matte film, bright film, or varnish. Some customers want 100% recyclable die cut hang tags. Therefore, we do not recommend laminating, just apply varnish directly.

400g coated paper with matte film
400g coated paper with matte film

Black card paper

The texture and feel of the black card are somewhat similar to the white card. First, its paper is delicate, firm, and thick, and has good folding resistance. Second, its surface is smooth with good stiffness. Then, the black card itself is black, and the side view is also black. Moreover, the color printed on the black card is silkscreen.

In addition, it is not recommended to print a large area of white on the black card. Because of the black card shading, the particles on the surface will seep out after a large area of white printing. And the white surface looks like mildew. The most suitable processes on black cards are gold & silver hot stamping and UV.

Uncoated black card hangtags
Uncoated black card hangtags

White card paper

The white card is as strong and thick as the black card, and has good folding resistance. And the surface of the white card is flat and has good stiffness. However, the surface is not as smooth as coated paper. Likewise, the white card can have coated or uncoated surface.

2mm white card with black embossed process and eyelets
2mm white card with black embossed process and eyelets

Kraft paper

Among the kraft paper, brown & white kraft paper is common. Kraft paper has high tensile strength and high tear strength. So, it is suitable for die cut hang tags, shopping bags, envelopes, etc. In general, kraft paper tags are ideal for printing single or two-color and uncomplicated colors. Offset printing, silk screen printing, UV, embossing, debossing, bronzing, local laser, and other processes are available.

brown kraft paper round hang tags
Brown kraft paper round hang tags

Tracing paper

Tracing paper is thin and translucent. When we use it as a hangtag, it is usually made into a set with a paper hangtag. The regular grammage of tracing paper is 135g. There are also 180g, but it is not a regular gram weight. There are two kinds of hangtags that use tracing paper. One is a tracing paper ready-button bag. Two is a tracing paper tag.

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Tracing paper: spare button bags

Special paper

The color or texture on the special paper is inherent in the paper itself. Thus, it cannot be realized by the subsequent process. Here you can learn more from specialty paper catalog.

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Special paper hangtags

PVC material

The regular die-cut hang tags can use transparent PVC material. And we can cut it into different shapes. And the normal thickness of PVC material is 0.3-0.5mm. Sometimes some customers need plastic with a background color as a hangtag. So, we can make transparent PVC, black PVC, and colored PVC.

PVC die cut hang tags
PVC die cut hang tags

Where can die cut hang tags be used?

  • Women’s/men’s/kids/underwear clothing
  • Home textiles/lighting/curtains
  • Bags/outdoor sports equipment
  • Accessories/umbrellas
  • Toys/boxes
  • Bottles/gifts
  • Jewelry/coffee/food
  • hat /scarf/gloves
  • fur/leather/down jacket
  • Bamboo fiber/silk/cotton linen
  • Footwear/socks
  • Auto Accessories

Quotation of die cut hang tags

  • Feel free to contact us by Email: [email protected] or WhatsApp & WeChat: +8618143478283 to get more information about the price.
  • Reference sample please refer to: hang tags’ photo gallery.
  • The minimum quantity: our MOQ is 100pcs.
  • Please send us your logo or art design file if you have one. If not, we can offer free design for you.

List of garment trims and accessories with pictures

Garment trims and accessories both have important purposes during making or packaging a garment. And they complement each other and are indispensable. Together they constitute the entire process of a garment from production to sale.

Garment trims are the items for completing your clothing. It means that these functional trims are necessary for a garment during the production process. They make clothing more complete. And we often sew or use velcro to attach the trims on garments. Garment trims include lining, clothing labels & tags, tape, elastic band, buttons, zipper, slider buckles, etc.

Garment accessories often are items to pack, package, decorate or ornament a garment to make it more exquisite and perfect. They are also an integral part of clothing. Garment accessories include plastic bags, polybags, boxes, hang tags, stickers, hangers, etc.

List of garment trims and accessories with pictures below for your reference:

List of Garment trims

  • Interlining
  • lining
  • Labels
  • Pads
  • Sewing Threads
  • Band
  • Twill Tape
  • Buttons
  • Zippers
  • Hook and Loop
  • D Rings
  • Buckles and Sliders
  • Eyelets
  • Rivet
  • Lace trims
  • Tassels
  • Stopper
  • Braid
  • String & Cord
  • Ribbon
  • Garment Motif
garment trims
garment trims

List of Garment accessories

  • Tissue paper
  • Paper Bags
  • Polybag
  • Mini Polybag
  • Muslin Bags
  • Hanger
  • Pressure Sensitive Tape
  • Inner Carton
  • Foldable Box
  • Garment Clip
  • Tag Pin
  • Safety Pin
  • Stickers
  • Hang Tags
  • Hang Tag string
  • Collar Stay
garment accessories
garment accessories
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8 types of trimmings used in garments

There is a wide range of types of trimmings used in garments, which
are visible and invisible garment trims added for better performance and decoration. We want to help clothing brands and factories have a better sense of different trims. So, the article will discuss them in the clothing-making process.

What are Trimmings?

When making clothing, all materials used on it except for fabrics are called clothing trimmings.

What are the different types of trims in garments?

  • Garment Interlining
  • Garment lining
  • Clothing filler
  • Clothing padding
  • Threads and band
  • Fasteners
  • Decoration trims
  • Other trimmings
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RPET fabric from plastic bottles

RPET fabric is a new type of eco-friendly recycled PET fabric with its yarn made from plastic bottles, so it also calls recycled plastic bottle fabric. PET is polyethylene terephthalate. And, it is a green fabric. Thus, the low-carbon nature has created a new concept in the field of rebirth.

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Cotton lace trims for clothing

Cotton lace trims are decorative lace edges made of 100% cotton, which use a sewing or machine weaving way to make clothing fabrics more elegant and durable. They are imported products, which are the earliest mesh weave by crochet. Our cotton lace trims have items of lace ribbon, lace fabric, embroidery, and flower. From classic French style to fashion style, cotton lace trim works well in different styles. These cotton lace trims can achieve a perfect blend of clothing. So it is ideal for fabric details and home decor materials.

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