Producing shirts is a job for specialists. Almost no other garment for men has such a complex design as a shirt. The collar, collar stand and interlining, cuff and hem, button panel and rear pleat are all special sewing operations which place special requirements on the sewing thread. It has to be suitable for machines and must withstand high stress in use; it also has to survive many laundry cycles. AMANN's product range includes individual solutions for any of these requirements.


AMANN sewing thread recommendation.

As a universal sewing thread for shirts we recommend sabac 150 in combination with sabaTEX 120 for serging. Depending on the shirt fabric and the sewing conditions such as the stitch density and stitch type, it might be worthwhile selecting other qualities from the AMANN range:

  • for the finest fabrics and non-iron qualities also Serafil 120/2
  • for decorative seams sabac, Serafil or ISACORD in a wide range of tickets



Standard seam plan for shirts

seam type seam appearance stitch type needle thread bobbin or looper thread needle
size in Nm
      article ticket no. tex no. article ticket no. tex no.  
closing and topstich seams 301
sabac sabac
closing seams 401
double chainstitch
sabac sabac
serging seams 504
3-thread overlock stitch
sabac sabaTEX 120 18
button hole 304
lockstitch zigzag
sabac sabac 70
attach button 107
single thread chainstitch

Standard thread requirement

Total: 115 - 150 m
Closing and topstitch seams: 45 m
Serging seams: 80 m

Our service for you:

Sewing thread recommendations for your specific fabric and sewing parameters and thread requirement calculations are available on request from AMANN's technical sewing service.

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