It is easy to know the basics of sewing. All you need is a simple thread, a needle, scissors, and fabric. With small home troubles such as a hole in your sock, a torn dress, a rip in your jeans, or even a tear in your shirt, you could easily take out your sewing kit with all of the basic necessities and sew it back together. But if it is something that really fascinates you and you would want to work with different kinds of fabrics or if your business calls for the sewing of upholstered fabrics for different pieces of furniture, then you basic sewing kit would not be able to cover it up already. If you want to turn your sewing hobby into a business, you should also save up for the right equipment, tools and materials to use so that you would have sturdy and durable products. The first step you could make is by investing in a heavy-duty sewing machine that would help you to sew much faster. But of course, you should also make sure that you have the right tools when you do. Upholstery sewing threads are on a much different level of thread in terms of its properties and durability compared to your regular threads. If you want to work on upholstered furniture, you should be able to determine which kind of thread you need to use for quality products.
When making upholstered furniture, there are a lot of different factors you should consider, more than just the look and design of it. One of the most important things to consider is the type of fabric you would like to use for it. There are a lot of different options and each of these options have distinct properties that may affect how you sew into it. There are heavier fabrics which require more durable thread types such as leather which is actually one of the most commonly used fabric for upholstered furniture, nylon, acetate, canvass, and others. There also softer fabrics which are more delicate to handle like silk, velvet, linen, and of course cotton which is one of the more popular choices when it comes to softer material upholstered furniture. These are some of the things you need to take into consideration so that you would be able to choose the right type of upholstery sewing thread to give you not only the best sew ability, but as well as durable stitches that would increase the quality of your products.
Upholstery Sewing Thread Kinds
Just as with fabrics, there are also different kinds of sewing threads to consider. There are three main kinds of materials used for making upholstery sewing threads. The first being Nylon which is a good option if you want to use heavy fabrics like the usual leather. Nylon exhibits the greatest resistance among all of the other kinds of threads because it has a lubrication that would allow for it to withstand high temperatures. This lubrication also protects it from easily breaking or staining. If you want to use a kind of thread that gives great sew ability, then you can opt for the durable polyester threads. You are assured of the quality of the stitches but at the same time you would have a great ease of sewing in and out of the fabric that you will use. If you like the properties of polyester but also want the natural touch of cotton, you can opt for poly cotton threads which gives your products a sense of authenticity but at the same time stretch ability and durability.
Spun, Core Spun or Bonded?
How the threads are constructed also play a vital role in the final output you would like to achieve. You can choose from three different applications with regards to thread construction. The most basic are spun threads which can be used for more basic projects because it is only constructed by twisting single spun yarns together. If you want a sew ability more similar so spun threads but want it to be more durable, then you can opt to choose core spun threads which wraps the thread in a filament polyester fibre as it is being constructed for use. This adds durability to the thread making it more resistance to heat. For heavier duty projects and for heavier fabrics, the bonded constructed thread is probably the best option you could use. A resin that enhances the strength of the thread on the outside. The resin makes the thread more stretchable because it reduces the friction it absorbs. If you want to work on heavy duty projects and heavier fabrics, then bonded threads are your best bet for durable and strong stitches that gives your products a greater quality.