# How much thread Do I need to sew curtains?

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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.

## What kind of thread do you use to sew curtains?

If you are using our TuffSew Straight Stitch, we recommend you use nylon bonded 69 thread. #4 Always wash, dry, and iron your fabric – you don’t want any dreaded wrinkles showing up after you hang your new curtains. #5 For heavy duty lined curtains, add two extra inches to the width of your curtain fabric.

## Can I make curtains with a mini sewing machine?

If you have a sewing machine, especially if you’ve just bought it, making curtains is a great project. … However, a sewing machine isn’t essential; you can sew a beautiful pair of curtains with a handheld needle and thread too.

## How many yards are on 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.

## What is the price of thread?

Yarn Type Min Price Max Price
Spun Rs 70/Box Rs 350/Box
Spun Rs 40/Piece Rs 64/Piece

## Do you cut thread before sewing?

Single threaded: pull the thread through the eye so that the needle is a few inches from the end. You can then cut the length of thread that you like. You will knot the longer single thread however you like and begin sewing.

## How do you calculate thread consumption?

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.

## How many stitches are in a inch?

Average – 6 stitches per inch.

## How do I choose a thread for my sewing machine?

Choosing the Thickness of Sewing Machine Thread

The heavier or thicker your thread the more visible your stitches will be. Use thicker threads for sewing thicker fabrics, they will be stronger. Consider what your project will be used for and the stresses and strains on the seams before choosing a thread.

## Is it better to sew with cotton or polyester thread?

the weight of the thread should match the weight of the fabric. some sewing purist recommend matching the thread to the fibre content of the fabric (cotton thread to cotton fabric) most of the time an all purpose polyester thread will work.

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## How do you make curtains with Stitch Witchery?

Take the fabric you’ve cut to curtain size and lay a strip of the Stitch Witchery an inch from the bottom on the back of the fabric. Fold the bottom of the fabric up to cover the Stitch Witchery (like a pant hem) and iron over the hem to create a nicely bonded, no-sew seam. Repeat for the top and cut side.