Relation between Thread Size, Needle Size and Fabric Thickness

By | July 22, 2016

Relation between Thread Size, Needle Size and Fabric Thickness  

Noor Ahmed Raaz
B.Sc. in Textile Engineering (CU)
Specialized in Apparel Manufacturing
Merchandiser A.M.C.S Textile Ltd (AEPZ)
Email: raju.uttara105@gmail.com

 

Introduction:

Generally sewing machine needle size depends on the fabric thickness and thread thickness or size. A proper combination of thread size, needle size and fabric thickness are essential for sewing operation in garments floor. Therefore, need to select the right needle and thread size for joining the fabric in the apparel industry. In garments industry, follow a standard size ratio for smooth sewing operation between thread size, needle size and fabric thickness. Now I would like to discuss about those relationships in garments sewing floor.

Fabrics are Joining

Relation between Thread Size, Needle Size and Fabric Thickness:

The following table shows the relationship between thread size, needle size and fabric thickness which is most necessary to know for proper sewing-

Metric Ticket
Number of Sewing Thread
Fabric
Needle Size
Singer System
Metric System (Nm)
320, 260
Light
7
55
Medium
9
65
Heavy
10
75
200, 180, 160, 150
Light
9
65
Medium
10
70
Heavy
11
75
140, 120, 100, 80
Light
11
75
Medium
12
80
Heavy
14
90
75, 70, 60
Light
14
90
Medium
16
100
Heavy
18
110
50, 40
Light
16
100
Medium
18
110
Heavy
19
120
15, 20
Light
19
120
Medium
21
130
Heavy
22
140
18, 16, 13, 12
Light
21
130
Medium
22
140
Heavy
23
160
10, 8, 7
Light
23
160
Medium
24
180
Heavy
25
200

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