ACTIVEWEAR

Regular exercise is part of any healthy lifestyle. But to enjoy the benefits of regular exercise, sportswear needs to meet individual requirements and withstand various stresses and strains. Sportswear should primarily be functional as well as fashionable. Whether figure-hugging or loosely cut, sports fashion is diverse and can range from comfortable athleisure wear to high-performance functional wear. As such, high-quality seams, which at the same time impress with an outstanding appearance, are indispensable.
 

swimmsuit activewear sewing thread application

Fashionable swimwear typically comes in a wide variety of models. In addition to classic cuts, the one-shoulder, bandeau and balconette models represent current trends for bikinis. Classic swimming trunks include surfer trunks and boxer trunks. However, apart from the design, the right swimwear should, above all, sit perfectly and provide optimum support. In addition, there are functional properties such as high elasticity and form stability after stretching, good drying properties and high resistance to light, salt and chlorine water. Robust fabrics such as polyamide or nylon in combination with elastane - also known under the trademarks Lycra and Spandex - meet these demands. However, the sewing of materials for swimwear requires great sensitivity: It is important that the seam is elastic, i.e. that it can stretch with the fabric. This can be achieved by selecting the right type of stitch. Also, elastic sewing threads can be used. With our special thread solutions, you are always on the safe side.

Our recommendation:

Pos. Seam Stitch type Stitch density
[per cm]
Product No./Tkt. tex dtex Recommended needle size
[NM]
1 closing seams

514

514

5

5

Piuma

Princess

160

160

19

18

190(1)

180(1)

65-70

65-70

2 elastic ribbon on edge seams

504

504

5

5

Piuma

Princess

160

160

19

18

190(1)

180(1)

65-70

65-70

3 edge seams with elastic ribbon hemming

304

304

5

5

Mara

Princess

150

120

20

25

200(2)

250(3)

65-70

70-80

3 edge seams with elastic ribbon hemming

602

602

5

5

Piuma

Princess

160

160

19

18

190(1)

180(1)

65-70

65-70

4

bartack / shoulder straps

304

304

approx. 8-12

approx. 8-12

Mara

Princess

150

120

20

25

200(2)

250(3)

65-70

70-80

functional shirt activewear sewing thread application

Highest wearing comfort during training: Whether figure-hugging or loosely cuts, functional shirts require elastic, tear-resistant and at the same time skin-friendly seams that do not scratch and are comfortable to wear on the skin. Due to special materials and surface structures, functional shirts are ideally tailored to the needs of athletes. In addition to a high wearing comfort, functional materials are characterized mainly by their excellent moisture transport. Thanks to their high flexibility, A&E Gütermann sewing threads are perfect for functional materials and guarantee the maximum freedom of movement required to feel completely comfortable, even in high-performance sports.

Our recommendation:

Pos. Seam Stitch type Stitch density
[per cm]
Product No./Tkt. tex dtex Recommended needle size
[NM]
1

closing seams (needle thread)

closing seams (looper thread)

514

514

5

5

Perma Core®

E151

120

160

24

19

240(2)

190(1)

70-80

65-70

2

hem seams (needle thread)

hem seams (looper thread)

406

406

5

5

Perma Core®

E151

120

160

24

19

240(2)

190(1)

70-80

65-70

3

collar seams (needle thread)

collar seams (looper thread)

514

514

5

5

Perma Core®

E151

120

160

24

19

240(2)

190(1)

70-80

65-70

4

collar- / top stitch seams (needle thread)

collar- / top stitch seams (looper thread)

301

301

5

5

Perma Core®

Perma Core®

120

120

24

24

240(2)

240(2)

70-80

70-80

sports pants activewear sewing thread application

Combining function with fashion: flexibility, perfect fit and moisture management - sports pants have to fulfil a wide variety of functions. Depending on the sport and activities involved, sports pants should fit tightly or have a slightly wider cut. While knee-length and short sports trousers dominate in summer, sports trousers with long legs are preferred in winter. Both, thin and thick materials are used. Colours and designs are subjected to temporal trends. To ensure a high wearing comfort, sports trousers require soft seams which do not rub and which have a high elasticity and tear resistance. The highly elastic sewing threads of A&E Gütermann are ideal for flexible seams and convince with robust as well as impressive closing and decorative seams.

Our recommendation:

Pos. Seam Stitch type Stitch density
[per cm]
Product No./Tkt. tex dtex Recommended needle size
[NM]
1 closing seams (side seams, inseams) 501 4 Maraflex 120 38 380(2) 70-80
2 top stitch seams 406 4 Maraflex 120 38 380(2) 70-80
2 top stitch seams 407 4 Maraflex 120 38 380(2) 70-80
2 top stitch seams 602 4 Maraflex 120 38 380(2) 70-80
2 top stitch seams 605 4 Maraflex 120 38 380(2) 70-80
2 top stitch seams 607 4 Maraflex 120 38 380(2) 70-80
3 closing- and crotch seams 514 4 Maraflex 120 38 380(2) 70-80
3 closing- and crotch seams 407 4 Maraflex 120 38 380(2) 70-80
4 hem seams 406 4 Maraflex 120 38 380(2) 70-80
5 waistband seams 406 4 Maraflex 120 38 380(2) 70-80

sport shoes activewear sewing thread application

Sneakers are no longer just sports shoes, but an indispensable everyday fashion accessory. Due to their varied and creative designs, they fit every occasion. Colours and shapes are always reinterpreted. The choice of materials is also large: from leather to cotton as well as various synthetic fabrics, everything is possible - sometimes even in one shoe. In addition to the necessary cushioning, breathability and suspension, the seams play a particularly important role. Sports shoes require extremely tear-resistant seams which provide the necessary stability and are not damaged by sweat or high loads. Whether decorative seams, lining seams, tight seams or felled seams, A&E Gütermann sewing threads not only guarantee the highest quality but also individual solutions which are specifically adjusted to the seam position and material of your choice.

Our recommendation:

Pos.

Seam

Stitch type Stitch density
[per cm]
Product No./Tkt. tex dtex Recommended needle size
[NM]
1

back and staying seams

301 4-6 Amifil 60 45 450(3) 90-100
2 top stitch seams 301 4-6 Amifil 40 40 700(3) 90-110
3 front edge seams 301 4-6 Amifil 60 45 450(3) 90-100
4 decorative seams 301 4-6 Amifil 30 90 900(3) 110-130
5 bartack 304 4-6 Amifil 60 45 450(3) 90-100
6 lining seams 301 4-6 Amifil 80 35 350(3) 70-90

Please note that the recommendations given are based on general experience, which may vary in individual cases depending on the respective application and the materials used. For individual technical sewing advice on specific applications or other A&E Gütermann products not mentioned here, please contact our knowledgeable specialists via contact@guetermann.com