# Question: How do you calculate embroidery thread?

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## How do I know how much thread to use when embroidering?

If you want a bold line that can still manage decent detail, start with three strands. If you want a finer line that’s still easily visible, try two strands. If you want a very fine line for delicate detail, one strand will do it!

## How do I know 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 many stitches are in a spool 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 long is a thing of embroidery thread?

A skein is a bundle of six-strand embroidery floss about 8 yards long. The skein is held together by small paper tubes on which the brand and color number are printed. DMC and Anchor are the most common embroidery floss companies.

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## Are you supposed to separate embroidery floss?

Six stranded cotton embroidery floss needs to be separated before use. It is rare to use all 6 strands together in the needle at once.

## What size is embroidery floss?

Size 3 is comparable to six strands of embroidery floss, while size 12 is comparable to one strand of embroidery floss. While embroidery floss is flat and smooth when stitched, pearl cotton has a distinctive twisted look. Floss comes in skeins and cones, while pearl cotton comes in skeins and balls.

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

Estimating fabric yardage needs for common misses garments

Garment Fabric Width 35-36 inches Fabric Width 44-45 inches
Shirt/blouse, short sleeves 2 yards 1-5/8 yards
Shirt/blouse, long sleeves 2-1/2 yards 2-1/8 yards
Blouse, long sleeves with tie 3-3/4 yards 2-7/8 yards
Blouse, capped sleeves 2 yards 1-5/8 yards

## How many stitches is 550 yards?

Lace: ~8.5 stitches per inch, ~550 yards/3.5 oz. Fingering: 7-8 stitches per inch, 370-460 yards/3.5 oz.

## How many stitches are in a cone of thread?

Each cone will produce about 1 million stitches. For example, Madeira Polyneon threads are \$7.39 per cone, making it about \$. 007 per 1000 stitches.