THEY FOUND GOLD, WE THE PERFECT THREAD.

The perfect thread that holds everything together. That runs through. That is versatile. Just like denim.

Although denim was invented over 100 years ago, this cult fabric is still trendy. Why?
Because it goes with the times. It is flexible and durable. Just like our sewing threads.

 

1873
1940
2018

THE PURSUIT

OF HAPPINESS

Originally worn by Genoan fishermen and then further developed for the gold miners of the American West Coast, the jeans came to Europe in the 40s by US soldiers. Success was not long in coming and so within time, it became an integral part of the fashion world.

AUTHENTIC AND DIVERSE

CHALLENGING TRENDS

From sturdy work trousers to a coveted fashion fabric. Nowadays, denim is used for more than just jeans – the highly diverse denim repertoire includes denim jackets, shirts, dresses, skirts and much more.  Whether washings, tears or holes: What used to be the result of mere wear and tear, is now a deliberate fashion statement right from the start.

IN THE SPIN CYCLE

TO THE FUTURE

Special treatments put very high strain on denim, but give each style a very special and individual look. Since the sewing thread is the most sensitive element of any garment, it needs to withstand many different stresses. Our premium sewing threads can cope perfectly with these challenges due to their resistant and excellent technological sewing properties.

Schleudergang Maske
  • RELIABILITY ON AUTOMATIC SEWING MACHINES
  • HIGH RUB RESISTANCE
  • EXCELLENT TEAR RESISTANCE
  • OPTIMUM SEWABILITY
  • COLOUR DIVERSITY

PRODUCT SOLUTIONS

FOR THE PERFECT SEAM

The processing of different denim qualities also requires special threads. Our diverse product range leaves nothing to be desired. Below, please find an overview of our denim product portfolio:

Perma Core®
D-Core®
D-Core® Indigo
Wildcat Plus®
Perma Spun®

UNLIMITED FREEDOM

FASHIONABLE AND TECHNICAL

Denim comes in a wide variety of fabrics and designs, just like the diversity of seam operations. The sewing technological processing plays a key role in this regard, as seams must fulfil many different requirements and hold together many layers of fabric. The classics among denim seam operations include:

Fell and closing seams

seams that hold everything together

Fell and closing seams are very durable seams with double chain stitch. They often form the side and crotch seams, as well as the seat seams, dividing seams and saddle seams. Especially at the intersections of the seams, one may come across limits due to the material thickness – not infrequently, these are up to 16 layers. In addition to the sewing needle, the sewing thread is also exposed to particularly high stress.

The waistband

dealing with thicker sections

Thicker areas at the waistband must also be dealt with. One of the biggest challenges in this regard is the bar tacking of belt loops. Many stitches are sewn close to each other at high speed. The needle, thread and material all have to endure a lot since the needle can heat up considerably as a result of friction during the sewing process.

Top-Stitching

the double lockstitch

Double lockstitch is often used on pocket openings and trouser flies. To obtain a uniform seam appearance, the same thread count can be used for the upper thread, just like for other lockstitch seams. A slightly finer thread can be used as the bobbin thread, so the seam is hardly noticeable.

Decorative seams

fashionable eye-catcher

Denim means diversity: With different fabric thicknesses and washings to choose from, unique and distinctive looks can be created. Decorative seams such as lockstitch seams are usually created using the same sewing thread as closing seams. For particularly raised seams however, we also have thicker thread counts in our product range.

Buttonholes

a quality mark

The attention to detail is often a sign of high quality. But buttonholes are among the most difficult seams to repair – in most cases this is even impossible. In order to avoid processing errors, the thread count, needle size, stitch density, the throw width of the zigzag stitch as well as the cutting area of the buttonhole should be harmonised during production.

Overlock seams

to prevent fraying

Overlock seams prevent the cutting edges from fraying and often are in direct contact with the skin. Depending on the requirements, various sewing threads can be used. Core spun threads made from 100% polyester are very robust and a popular choice. For greater wearing comfort, textured threads are also frequently used – they softly enclose the often somewhat rigid denim fabrics.

Fell and closing seams are very durable seams with double chain stitch. They often form the side and crotch seams, as well as the seat seams, dividing seams and saddle seams. Especially at the intersections of the seams, one may come across limits due to the material thickness – not infrequently, these are up to 16 layers. In addition to the sewing needle, the sewing thread is also exposed to particularly high stress.

Thicker areas at the waistband must also be dealt with. One of the biggest challenges in this regard is the bar tacking of belt loops. Many stitches are sewn close to each other at high speed. The needle, thread and material all have to endure a lot since the needle can heat up considerably as a result of friction during the sewing process.

Double lockstitch is often used on pocket openings and trouser flies. To obtain a uniform seam appearance, the same thread count can be used for the upper thread, just like for other lockstitch seams. A slightly finer thread can be used as the bobbin thread, so the seam is hardly noticeable.

Denim means diversity: With different fabric thicknesses and washings to choose from, unique and distinctive looks can be created. Decorative seams such as lockstitch seams are usually created using the same sewing thread as closing seams. For particularly raised seams however, we also have thicker thread counts in our product range.

The attention to detail is often a sign of high quality. But buttonholes are among the most difficult seams to repair – in most cases this is even impossible. In order to avoid processing errors, the thread count, needle size, stitch density, the throw width of the zigzag stitch as well as the cutting area of the buttonhole should be harmonised during production.

Overlock seams prevent the cutting edges from fraying and often are in direct contact with the skin. Depending on the requirements, various sewing threads can be used. Core spun threads made from 100% polyester are very robust and a popular choice. For greater wearing comfort, textured threads are also frequently used – they softly enclose the often somewhat rigid denim fabrics.

EVERYTHING AUTOMATICALLY

JEANS IN THE MAKING

Nowadays, machines are taking over many seam operations in the production of jeans. The machines guide the sewing thread through many layers of material at very high speed. Thus, the thread needs to withstand high stress. The following videos show some exciting excerpts from the automated sewing process.

From bags…

Pocket setting on programmable pocket setter
powered by Dürrkopp Adler

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to belt loops…

Automatic sewing unit to sew belt loops
powered by VETRON TYPICAL

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…and trouser legs!

Automatic sewing unit for hemming
trouser legs on jeans
powered by VETRON TYPICAL

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