# How much sewing thread do I need?

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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 sew a hole?

Make sure that you have enough thread.

Take about 10 inches more than you think you’ll need. The in-and-out sewing motion will take up a lot of thread, and you’ll also need a bit more thread than the needle’s length in order to tie the final knot. Remember: the thicker the fabric, the more thread you’ll need.

## How much thread is needed to sew a shirt?

Based on industry data the average stitching thread required in making a t-shirt is 100-110 meters.

## How do you calculate thread consumption for a garment?

Example:

1. Length of seam = 220 cm.
2. Stitch class 301 = Single thread lock stitch.
3. Thread ratio obtained from the table (thread length per cm of seam) = 2.5 cm.
4. Total sewing thread consumption = 220 × 2.5 = 550 cm.
5. Consumption of needle thread = 1210 × 0.25 = 275 cm.
6. Consumption of looper thread = 1210 × 0.75 = 275 cm.
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## How much thread should be in a pair of jeans?

Adult jeans require approximately 180 metres of thread while children’s jeans require approximately 130 of thread. Depending on the required final quality, alternative thread types may be used.

## 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 much thread do I need for cross stitch?

To check the count of a fabric, lay a ruler on the fabric and count the numbers of blocks or threads in 1in (2.5cm) – use a needle to help you follow the threads. If there are 14 blocks to 1in (2.5cm) then the fabric is 14-count. 28-count linen will have 28 threads to 1in (2.5cm).