How To Choose Right Thread For Embroidery Materials

Embroidery is one of the important techniques that contribute to making a significant highlight for an embroidery product or garments. The main factor that creates the beauty and the variety of each embroidery product is a thread. If it is limited colors and materials of thread for embroidery in the past, nowaday, embroiderers can easily choose many types of threads, both for hand embroidery and machine embroidery. This writing will mention to some of the machine embroidery thread and how to use a right thread for each specific material.

Some recommend for you:

  1. Rayon thread:


Rayon thread

Generally, rayon thread is one of the top choices of embroiderers because it is quite sheeny, widespread and durable without being easily frayed. Rayon thread has a wide range of colors and shapes which are able to easily combine to any fabrics in embroidery. Rayon thread is also heatproof well that is preferred to choose by many famous garment brands such as Coat & Clark, C & C ColorTwist, Megasheen, …

2. Cotton thread:

Cotton embroidery thread is popular to use for machine embroidery so that it is a brilliant propose for automatic embroidery machines. This thread is very beautifully sheeny and quite soft. In addition, it is stronger than most of the embroidery threads. Some famous producers who use 100% embroidery cotton are Aurifil, Maderia Cotona, and Madeira Tanne.


Cotton thread

3. Silk thread:

Silk thread

Silk thread

Absorbing dyes of silk is more remarkable than other fibers and silk thread is supposed as the thread of aristocrats. This kind of thread has strong combination because it has chemical components of polyester and cotton. This results that embroiderers can sew or embroider without worrying about breaking. Silk thread is the most suitable for machine embroidery with a wide range of sizes and colors. However, this kind of thread is more expensive than others and not always available on the market. It is used mostly for embroidering on silk and luxurious materials.

4. Metallic and mylar embroidery thread:

metallic-and-mylar-embroidery-threadTwo kinds of thread are used more commonly nowaday because of its cheapness and convenience. Metallic embroidery thread is produced by a centre core which is covered with a metal foil or thin slivers. Metallic thread is very durable and desirable which prevents environment’s factors. It is a common choice of most of producers and designers for their products. In fact, most embroiderers love to choose metallic thread because of a cheaper price than other threads. Among those brands who use this thread, it can be mentioned to SCS Madeira Jewel, Sulky Sliver, and Superior Threads Glitter.

So, How to use the right thread for each specific fabric?

As mentioning above, each embroidery thread possesses specific chemical properties, so that embroiderers should understand carefully and apply right for each material they tend to design. Furthermore, the combination between fabrics and threads also have a certain effect on product’s endurance because the interaction between them causes elastic lines which are very easy to break. In addition, embroidery’s attraction and unique beauty also depend much on this combination.

So, for the above-mentioned ideas, we hope that you can have an overall look about embroidery. We expect that you can find some useful things in this article.