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Nylon Thread

Use nylon thread for sewing almost anything that requires strength and durability. It is strong, easy to use, and a great choice for sewing fabric, leather, canvas, and vinyl. We sell nylon thread in eleven thickness sizes that range from hair-thin to cord-like. There are small two and four ounce spools for home sewers, larger spools and half-price wholesale cases for commercial customers, and "Thread Boxes" for adventurous stash-builders.

Sizes

 

 
 

Size 15

Size 33

Size 46

Size 69

Size 92

Size138

Size 207

Size 277

Size 346

Size 415

Size 554

 

Nylon Thread Size and Use Guide

 

Size

         
 

Commercial

TEX

Govt.

Class

Machine Type

Stitch Visibility

Needle Size

 

 

015

15

A

Ultra-Lightweight

Home

Inconspicuous

10 to 12

 

 

033

30

AA

Lightweight

Home

Inconspicuous

12 to 14

 
 

046

45

B

Lightweight

Home

Inconspicuous

14 to 16

 
 

069

70

E

Middleweight

Home

Noticeable

16 to 18

 
 

092

90

F

Middleweight

Commercial

Noticeable

18 to 20

 
 

138

135

FF

Middleweight

Commercial

Noticeable

20 to 22

 
 

207

210

3-Cord

Heavyweight

Commercial

Stands out

22 to 24

 
 

277

270

4-Cord

Heavyweight

Commercial

Stands out

24 to 26

 
 

346

350

5-Cord

Heavyweight

Heavy Duty

Stands out

26 to 28

 
 

415

410

6-Cord

Ultra-Heavyweight

Heavy Duty

Focal point

28 to 30

 
 

554

600

8-Cord

Ultra-Heavyweight

Heavy Duty

Focal point

30 to 32

 

 

Use Guide--This guide is an alphabetical list of things sewn with nylon thread and the range of sizes they use. Work backwards from the material that you are sewing to the thread size that you need. Remember, thread size usually increases with material thickness, polyester thread is a better choice for items exposed to the elements for long periods of time, and that your sewing machine's capabilities may limit your choices.

Size

 

015

033

046

069

092

138

207

277

346

415

554

A

                       

Athletic Mats

 

             

Athletic Padding

 

             

Auto Upholstery (most common)

               

Awnings (indoors, light)

 

                 

Awnings (indoors, medium)

 

               

Awnings (indoors, heavy)

 

         
                         

B

 

015

033

046

069

092

138

207

277

346

415

554

Backpacks

 

           

Bassoon Reeds

                     

Book Binding

 

                 
                         

C

 

015

033

046

069

092

138

207

277

346

415

554

Canvas (light)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Canvas (medium)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Canvas (heavy)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cat Collars

 

             

Cat Leashes

 

             

Corn Hole Bags

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Costumes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cushions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                         

D

 

015

033

046

069

092

138

207

277

346

415

554

Decorative Stitching

 

Dentist Chairs

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

Dog Beds

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dog Collars

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dog Leashes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                         
                         

F

 

015

033

046

069

092

138

207

277

346

415

554

Fishing Tackle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fly Tying

                 
                         

G

 

015

033

046

069

092

138

207

277

346

415

554

Garments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gloves (casual)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gloves (work)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                         

H

 

015

033

046

069

092

138

207

277

346

415

554

Hammocks

 

 

 

           

 

Hemming

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Home Machine Sewing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Horse Blankets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Horse Saddles

 

 

 

     

 

                         

I

 

015

033

046

069

092

138

207

277

346

415

554

Instrument Covers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                         

L

 

015

033

046

069

092

138

207

277

346

415

554

Laptop Cases

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leather (light)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leather (medium)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leather (heavy)

         

Luggage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                         

M

 

015

033

046

069

092

138

207

277

346

415

554

Mei Tais

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                         

O

 

015

033

046

069

092

138

207

277

346

415

554

Oboe Reeds

 

 

 

               
                         

P

 

015

033

046

069

092

138

207

277

346

415

554

Purses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                         

R

 

015

033

046

069

092

138

207

277

346

415

554

Roll Up Signs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                         

S

 

015

033

046

069

092

138

207

277

346

415

554

Sandbags

 

 

 

Stage Curtains

 

 

 

 

                         

T

 

015

033

046

069

092

138

207

277

346

415

554

Tailoring

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tarps (light)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tarps (medium)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tarps (heavy)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trouser seats

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                         

U

 

015

033

046

069

092

138

207

277

346

415

554

Upholstery (automotive)

                 

Upholstery (light)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Upholstery (medium)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Upholstery (heavy)

           
                         

V

 

015

033

046

069

092

138

207

277

346

415

554

Vinyl (light)

                 

Vinyl (medium)

                 

Vinyl (heavy)

             
                         

W

 

015

033

046

069

092

138

207

277

346

415

554

Wallets

               

Weapons Cases

             

Webbing

             
                         

X

 

015

033

046

069

092

138

207

277

346

415

554

X-Ray Aprons

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                         

 



         
 

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