Your production team tells you they need to sew 100,000 bags and they are wanting to know the difference between 12/5 and 13/4 yarn. Someone also asked you if the thread has a “Z” twist or an “S” twist. Don’t panic! We’ve collected all you need to know to be a thread expert (or at least to be able to pass yourself off as one.) Learn common thread terms and formulas to help you save the day and be a more informed consumer. Overwhelmed? Never fear! You can always give us a call or send us an email and we’ll do our best to answer all your questions.
Here are the main variables between thread products:
- Raw material—cotton, polyester, poly/cotton
- Ply—singles or plied
- Thread size—12.00 poly/cotton; 12 and 13 polyester
- Number of plies—2 ply up to 6 ply
- Package Size—8 oz., 2.5 lb., 5 lb., 20 lb. cones