A polyester thread is a synthetic all-purpose thread. It is a good choice for most machine and hand sewing projects. Polyester thread works well with stretchy fabrics as it has much given to it. Because of the wax or silicone finish that often covers this thread, it slips through the fabric easily. An invisible polyester thread is also available and is an ideal choice for some projects.
Polyester is made to be stronger than most natural threads. It is important to avoid using polyester thread with natural fabric. Over time, the stronger polyester thread can break down the weaker cotton fiber of the fabric.
There are a number of other advantages to a polyester thread:
- Durable: Designed for heavy-duty use
- Strong: More tensile strength than rayon or cotton
- Colorfast: Polyester fibers hold color pigment longer and through more washes
- Retains shape: It has much given to it while still retaining its original shape
- Variety of finishes: Matte finish, or medium to high-sheen finishes
- Longer lasting: Not significantly affected by moisture, rot, mildew, or most insects
Polyester threads are a popular choice for many sewing applications. Its versatility is unmatched and can be made to look and feel like different fiber types, such as cotton and silk. ... Our polyester threads are available in solid and variegated colors, depending on the thread line.
Sewing threads are special kinds of yarns that are engineered and designed to pass through a sewing machine rapidly. They form efficient stitches without breaking or becoming distorted during the useful life of the product. The basic function of a thread is to deliver aesthetics and performance in stitches and seams.