Monofilament thread is translucent and is the most common thread used to weave "invisible" seams. Customers can use this Monofilament Thread Buying Guide to get the perfect thread for their needs. Our aim is to assist you in determining whether monofilament thread is appropriate for your needs, determining which sizes (thicknesses) should be used for common monofilament applications, and providing specifications for each size.
Monofilament Thread Uses : Monofilament thread is exactly what it sounds like: a single filament thread. The semi-translucent quality of our clear and smoke monofilament threads helps them blend in with the fabric you're sewing. Monofilament thread is a great option if you want your stitches or seams to be as "invisible" as possible, or if you can't locate a thread colour that matches your fabric. Monofilament thread resembles fishing line, but it tangles too easily on reels for most people. Use clear monofilament with light colours and smoke monofilament with dark colours for the best results.
Monofilament Sizes : The size of a thread relates to the thickness of the thread, not the amount of thread on a spool or canister. Our monofilament threads ranged in size from very invisible to robust enough for outdoor banners. The thread's strength rises as it thickens, making it more noticeable and lowering the yards-per-ounce. Most household sewing machines can handle sizes 003 through 011. Size 012 usually necessitates the use of a commercial machine.