Polyester Thread is far and away the most popular thread for general sewing, and is rapidly catching up to the popularity of Rayon threads for embroidery. It is a very strong economical thread. Polyester thread won’t fade or shrink in the wash. |
The luster, or sheen, of polyester thread falls between that of cotton and rayon. A medium luster thread, it is suitable for almost any sewing project.
Polyester threads do have some give or stretch to them.
Polyester threads are available in a wide range of solid and variegated colors. Like Rayon, the most popular polyester thread size is 40wt, but 30wt and 50wt can be found.