# How do you know how much thread to use in cross stitch?

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## How do I know how much thread I need?

By dividing the amount of thread by the seam length, we get the ratio of thread consumed. If we multiply this factor times the total length of seam, we can determine the total thread consumed for that seam. *Generally, 10% to 15% wastage of thread is added to the consumption derived.

## What does 2 strands mean in cross stitch?

Replies: No question is stupid!! It means a total of two (if you double your single strand of floss, put the cut ends through the needle, leave the loop where the floss is doubled, then start your first half of your stitch, then after you go down, catch the loop and snug the stitch.

## What does 11CT mean in cross stitch?

“CT” is a count about the cloth. 11CT embroidery cloth represents 1 inch (2.54cm) embroidery cloth contains 11 lattice. “11CT cloth we use 3 strands embroider, 2 strands”, the grid when the embroidery with half of the 3 strands embroidery, and then hook with 2 shrands.

## How many yards are on a spool of thread?

A typical spool of thread has anywhere between 600-1,420 yds of thread, and a cone has anywhere between 2500-3,280 yds.

## How many yards of thread does it take to make pants?

Estimating fabric yardage needs for common misses garments

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Garment Fabric Width 35-36 inches Fabric Width 58-60 inches
Pants, Capri length 2-3/4 yards 1-1/2 yards
Shorts, Bermuda length 2-1/2 yards 1-1/4 yards
Skirt, straight 2 yards 1-1/4 yards
Skirt, A-line 2-1/4 yards 1-3/8 yards

## How much thread is used in a pair of jeans?

Adult jeans require approximately 180 metres of thread while children’s jeans require approximately 130 of thread. Depending on the required final quality, alternative thread types may be used.