Sewing Thread Consumption for Different Stitches

Machine Wise Sewing Thread Consumption in Apparel Industry:
Sewing thread is one of the most important trimmings for the apparel. Apparel merchandiser has to calculate sewing thread consumption before starting the apparel production. Sewing thread consumption is not an easy task specially for the newcomers of this sector. If apparel merchandiser gets a sewing thread consumption chart including stitch type consumption then his total work will be very easy to complete about sewing thread consumption. As its importance, this article has presented a table which contains sewing consumption according to types of stitch and sewing machine.

Sewing thread consumption for different stitches
Sewing thread consumption for different stitches
Sewing Thread Consumption for Different Sewing Machine and Stitches:
The approximate sewing thread requirements for various stitch types are as given below:
(Here, NT= Needle Thread, BT= Bobbin or Looper Thread, CT= Cover Thread)

SL No.
Stitch Type
Seam width (mm)
Stitch per cm
Thread requirement per 1m of seam
%
01
Single- thread chain stitch (101)
-
2
NT: 3.80m
100%
02
Single-thread blind stitch (103)
-
2
NT: 4.50m
100%
03
Single-thread blind stitch (105)
-
2
NT: 4.50m
100%
04
Long stitch (205)
Hand stitch
-
4
NT: 1.40m
100%
05
Double lock stitch (301)
-
4
NT: 1.40m
50%
BT: 1.40m
50%
2.80m
06
Double lock stitch
zigzag (304)
5
4
NT: 2.70m
50%
BT: 2.70m
50%
5.40m
07
Double lock stitch
Multi stitch
zigzag (304)
8
8
NT: 6.50m
50%
BT: 6.50m
50%
13m
08
Double chain stitch (401)
-
4
NT: 1.50m
35%
BT: 2.80m
65%
4.30m
09
Double chain stitch zigzag (401)
3
4
NT: 2.40m
35%
BT: 4.40m
65%
6.80m
10
Two-needle double chain stitch (406)
5
4
NT: 3.40m
29%
BT: 8.40m
71%
11.80m
11
Three-needle double chain stitch (407)
6
4
NT: 5.10m
30%
BT: 11.60m
70%
16.70m
12
Two times double chain stitch (408)
6
4
NT: 3.40m
22%
BT: 6.20m
40%
CT: 5.80m
38%
15.40m
13
Single-thread over edge stitch (501)
7
4
NT: 16.40m
100%
14
Two-thread over edge stitch (502)
14
4
NT: 1.70m
15%
BT: 10.00m
85%
11.70m
15
Two-thread over edge stitch (503)
5
4
NT: 6.70m
57%
BT: 5.00m
43%
11.70m
16
Three-thread over edge stitch (504)
5
4
NT: 1.70m
12%
BT: 12.10m
88%
13.80m
17
Three-thread over edge stitch (505)
5
4
NT: 6.30m
46%
BT: 7.50m
54%
13.80m
18
Four-thread over edge stitch (512)
6
4
NT: 3.40m
21%
BT: 12.90m
79%
16.30m
19
Four-thread over edge stitch (514)
6
4
NT: 3.40m
20%
BT: 13.70m
80%
17.10m
20
Two needle covering chain stitch (605)
6
4
NT: 3.40m
205
BT: 8.40m
50%
CT: 5.10m
30%
16.90m
21
Three needle covering chain stitch (605)
6
4
NT: 5.10m
23%
BT: 11.60m
52%
CT: 5.80m
25%
16.90m
22
Four needle covering chain stitch (607)
6
4
NT: 6.80m
25%
BT: 14.80m
54%
CT: 5.80m
21%
27.40m
23
Circular tack single-thread chain stitch-zigzag (107)
2
7
NT: 0.07m
100%
24
Bar tack-double lock stich – zigzag (304)
12
42
NT: 0.30m
60%
BT: 0.20m
40%
0.50m
25
Lingerie button hole single thread, chain stitch- zigzag (107)
16
90
NT: 0.50m
100%
26
Lingerie button hole double lock stitch- zigzag (304)
18
160
NT: 0.10m
10%
BT: 0.85m
90%
0.95m
27
Eyelet button hole without bar tack, double chain stitch, zigzag (404)
30
85
NT: 0.80m
80%
BT: 0.20m
20%
1.00m
28
Sewing on button lingerie single thread, chain stitch, without button shank (107)
2 Hole
7
NT: 0.20m
100%
4 Hole
14
NT: 0.40m
100%
29
Sewing on button
Outer wear, single thread, chain stitch, with button shank (107)
4 Hole
21
NT: 0.60m
100%
30
Sewing on button, double lock stitch- zigzag (304)
2 Hole
6
NT: 0.10m
65%
BT: 0.05m
35%
0.15m
4 Hole
12
NT: 0.10m
65%
BT: 0.05m
35%
0.15m