# How many yards of thread does it take to make a shirt?

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## How do I calculate how much thread I need?

By dividing the amount of thread by the seam length, we get the ratio of thread consumed. If we multiply this factor times the total length of seam, we can determine the total thread consumed for that seam. *Generally, 10% to 15% wastage of thread is added to the consumption derived.

## How much thread Do I need to cut?

Thread for hand sewing should be cut about 18″ (. 5 meter) long. If you sew with it longer or doubled it has a greater chance of tangling than if you keep it short and single. There is an old saying, “Long thread, lazy girl” that chides hand sewers who try to use thread that is too long.

## How long does it take to sew a shirt by hand?

3-5 hours, could be more if you want something complicated or something with a bit of style. Most seams will be sewn more than once so all times get doubled at minimum. the first seam is really to hold the fabric together, the second seam is to finish the garment, and give the seams strength.

## How do you calculate embroidery thread consumption?

Rules: = Number of Garments qty X Number of stitch X 7 / 1000 / meter per cone. = 105 cones (Regarding the wastage, please note that, the stitching of embroidery totally operate by machine and practically found the wastage is below 1%, however for safety you can booked 1% more thread for production.)

## How many yards is a spool of thread?

A typical spool of thread has anywhere between 600-1,420 yds of thread, and a cone has anywhere between 2500-3,280 yds.

## How long should my thread be?

Your thread should never be longer than from your fingertips to your elbow: The best thread length to sew with varies according to individual body size, but it should be about the same as the length from your fingertips to elbow, where the physical action of sewing occurs.

## What is the ideal length of thread when doing hand stitching?

A relatively short length of thread is strongly recommended. Thread that is too long can become tangled easily and will tend to fray and break. Many sewing experts recommend using thread no longer than 18 to 24 inches. It is always important to select the appropriate thread and needle for the fabric and the task.

## What is the ideal length of thread when hand sewing?

For any hand sewing, the length of the thread has to be about 45-80 cm (18-32 in). Too short thread is not good because you will have to change it often, a thread too long will be snagging or kinking.

## What is the strongest stitch by hand?

A backstitch is one of the strongest hand sewing stitches. The backstitch gets its name because the needle goes into the fabric behind the previous stitch. On the contrary, with a running stitch, the needle simply passes through the fabric an even distance in front of the previous stitch.

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## Is hand sewing as strong as machine sewing?

Machine stitches are stronger than hand stitches because the machine uses two strands of thread and secures the stitches with a knot. (See Anatomy of a Machine Stitch section below.) Sewing machines can sew all types of fabric.

## How long does it take to make a shirt in a factory?

All materials are purchased by factory – woven fabrics, trims and accessories. Factory takes about one month to procure fabrics.

## How many stitches are in a yard of embroidery thread?

Industry experts calculate that the average length of each stitch in embroidery designs is 4 to 5 mm. Based on that average, 22 yards of Sulky 40 weight rayon equals about 4,000 stitches. One 250 yard Sulky spool can create 44,000 stitches, while an 850 yard spool can create 156,000 stitches.

## How much do you charge per stitch for embroidery?

The simplest way to price your embroidery work is stitch count. If you are a newbie, you can start charging 50 cents per 1000 stitches and increase as high as \$4 depending upon the design’s size.