What is the Meaning of 3/15 Sewing Thread and TKT?

Thread TKT 3/15

When it comes to thread size, thread fineness, and sewing thread numbering, we see there are different sets of marking (numbering) used.

Here the question is –When a thread spool is marked TKT 3/15, What does this mean?

First, let me explain what TKT means in sewing thread.

TKT is a thread numbering system (unit). It refers to the thickness and fineness of the yarn (sewing thread) to be used for sewing apparel and other items. Ticket numbering is a commercial numbering system. Ticket numbers are merely the manufacturer’s reference numbers for the size of a given thread.

3/15 sewing thread:

In layman’s terms, it means the sewing thread is made of 3 plies and the resultant yarn count of the thread is 15. The individual yarn count is 45s.

The same number can be written as 15s/3

Similar examples:

Ne 60/3 Ring Spun yarn

Spun Polyester Sewing Thread Ne 20s/3 30s/3 40s/3 60s/3

Related Post: Difference between Tex and Tkt. in Thread Numbering 

For more learning on the thread numbering system, you can read Coats article.

Prasanta Sarkar

Prasanta Sarkar is a textile engineer and a postgraduate in fashion technology from NIFT, New Delhi, India. He has authored 6 books in the field of garment manufacturing technology, garment business setup, and industrial engineering. He loves writing how-to guide articles in the fashion industry niche. He has been working in the apparel manufacturing industry since 2006. He has visited garment factories in many countries and implemented process improvement projects in numerous garment units in different continents including Asia, Europe, and South Africa. He is the founder and editor of the Online Clothing Study Blog.

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