Sewing Thread Chart

Sewing Thread Chart

Thread Weight Thread Thickness Recommended Use
Tex 8 / 20 Extra fine Topstitching, quilting, ‍embroidery, delicate fabrics
Tex 10 / 40 Very fine Topstitching, quilting, embroidery
Tex 13 / ⁣50 Fine General sewing, seaming, ‌quilting
Tex 18 / 60 Lightweight Lightweight fabrics, garments, crafting
Tex 24 / 70 Medium General sewing, upholstery, garments
Tex 30 / 80 Medium-heavy General sewing, upholstery
Tex 40 / 120 Heavy Denim, canvas, leather, tough fabrics

​ When it comes to sewing,⁢ selecting ‍the right thread weight and⁢ thickness can significantly impact the end result of
your project. With countless options available, it can be overwhelming‍ to choose the appropriate sewing thread.
That’s where a sewing thread chart comes ⁢in handy!

⁤ ‍ The above sewing thread chart provides you with essential information‌ about different thread weights,‌ their
⁤ thickness, and recommended use. ​Each thread weight is designated by the term “Tex” followed‍ by‌ a number. The
smaller the Tex number, the finer‍ the thread. Let’s dive into the guideline ⁤of each thread weight:

Tex 8⁢ / 20 – Extra fine

This‍ thread weight is‍ ideal ‌for delicate fabrics, embroidery, quilting, and topstitching. Its extra-fine thickness
‍ allows for intricate detailing ​while ‍ensuring minimal⁣ visibility on lightweight materials.

Tex 10 / 40 – Very fine

​ Slightly thicker than Tex ⁢8, this thread weight is also ⁢suitable for embroidery, quilting,⁢ and topstitching. ⁢It
offers a bit more prominence while maintaining a delicate touch.

Tex‍ 13 /‌ 50 – Fine

‍Tex ​13 is a versatile weight suitable for general sewing tasks, seaming, and ​quilting. It strikes a balance
between fine and visible, making it useful for various projects.

Tex 18 / 60 – Lightweight

This thread ‌weight is perfect for lightweight fabrics, garments, and ​crafting. It offers a durable yet barely
‌ noticeable finish, maintaining the delicate⁣ nature of lightweight materials.

Tex 24 ⁣/ 70 – Medium

​ ⁣ Tex 24 is the go-to thread weight for general sewing needs, upholstery, and garments. It‍ provides a reliable and
⁤ substantial stitch for a wide range ⁣of fabrics and sewing projects.

Tex 30 / 80 – Medium-heavy

⁤ Need a slightly heavier thread? Look no further than Tex 30. It offers increased strength‌ and resilience, suitable
⁢ for general sewing tasks and upholstery projects.

Tex 40 / 120 ‌- Heavy

⁤ When dealing with tough fabrics like denim, canvas, or leather, Tex 40 is the way to go. Its heavy thickness
⁢ ⁤ensures durable and robust stitches.

⁢ ‌Remember, this is just a guideline, and you ⁣can always experiment to find the perfect thread weight for‌ your specific
project. The sewing thread⁣ chart serves as a starting point to ​help you make an informed decision and achieve excellent
sewing results!

Happy sewing!

3 thoughts on “Sewing Thread Chart

  1. Great article!

    Danielle Stuart: Very helpful information!

    This is such a comprehensive and useful chart! It’s a great reference for anyone interested in learning more about the different kinds of sewing threads out there. It provides clear descriptions and images to help people understand and decide which thread is best for their projects. Super helpful!

  2. Great resource! This will make selecting the right thread for projects much simpler.

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