The most intimate items of clothing require extraordinary care in sewing. Seamless parts need a matching edge finish, elastic and fine lace need suitable stability. Transparency must not be interrupted by coarse threads. With AMANN's sewing threads, every connection is a perfect match.


AMANN sewing thread recommendation.

As a universal sewing thread for nightwear we recommend sabac 120 in combination with sabaTEX 120 for serging or coverstitch seams. 

Depending on the 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 closing seams in fine fabric qualities sabac 150
  • alternatively for closing seams Rasant 120, the corespun thread with cotton
  • for fine coverstitch seams sabaTEX 250
  • for highly elastic fabrics sabaFLEX 120



Standard seam plan for underwear

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
x 2 double chainstitch
sabac sabac
closing and serging seams 504
3-thread overlock stitch
sabac sabaTEX 120 18
closing and serging seams 514
4-thread overlock stitch
sabac sabaTEX 120 18
hem seams 406
2-needle cover chain stitch
sabac sabaTEX 120 18
bar tack 304
lockstitch zigzag
sabac sabac

Standard thread requirement

Total: 80 – 100 m
Closing and topstitch seams: 20 m
Coverstitch and serging seams: 80 m

Total: 70 – 90 m
Closing and topstitch seams: 15 m
Coverstitch and serging seams: 65 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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