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Sewing thread expiration date?
« on: January 17, 2018, 06:14:30 PM »
So while I was browsing for some thread on feebay, I found a listing for several cones of brand new threads and couldn't help but noticed that the label have a expiration date on it. So just curious does sewing thread really have expiration date? Or would they would last indefinitely as long you store it properly?

Granted I had several cones that I'm using right now that are manufactured in the early '00 with zero issues, so I'm not too worried about it. Thoughts and opinion?


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Re: Sewing thread expiration date?
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2018, 10:31:31 PM »
My only guess is that the manufacturer would guarantee the thread to surpass a particular standard of testing until the printed date. After that it might still be technically fine, but you don't have the manufacturers warranty, so to speak.


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Re: Sewing thread expiration date?
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2018, 10:41:54 PM »
I have received some large cones from someone that did not use the color anymore for a long time.
when i was sewing with them i noticed small fibers coming off. And the thread (which was a tan color) looked whiter on the finished product then on the roll. So i stopped using it.
I never knew there was such a thing as an expiration date for threads. So when i get back home and will check to see what it says


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Re: Sewing thread expiration date?
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2018, 03:34:24 PM »
It's like food, it's a best before but not necessarily bad after. Manufacturers guarantee towards the specs it's produced after.
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Re: Sewing thread expiration date?
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2018, 08:05:27 PM »
And like food, a lot of whether or not it spoils, depends on storage.  Was it exposed to prolonged UV, solvent, fumes, etc. 
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