Nylon Thread Size 69 / Tex 70 / Govt. E
  Nylon Thread - Size 69

Equivalent to Tex 70 (T-70) and Mil-Spec size E

Size 69 (Tex 70) nylon thread is our most popular size because it can be used for both lightweight and middleweight sewing. Typical uses include furniture, small tents, drapes, and lightweight leather upholstery. It is the heaviest thread most home sewing machines can use with a size 16 to 18 needle as explained in our Buying Guide.


Buying Guide

Use and Size Guide

Buying Guide - PDF

Use and Size Guide - PDF

 Size 69 Nylon Thread by Color Group


Color Code

Color Selection--Click Colors for Spool Sizes and Prices

Click a color chip for
spool sizes, prices, and availability


Small Spools

2 and 4 Ounce spools for small jobs.

Thread Sock

For Storage. Also helps prevent puddling.

Thread Boxes

Mixed nylon and poly in 5, 10, and 50 LB boxes.

Monocord Nylon

Single ply, flat, stronger, low profile stitching

Related Products

Polyester Thread

Looks, feels, sews like nylon. Better Sunlight (UV) resistance.

Half-Price Bobbins

Styles A/15, G, L, M at $20 a gross. About 100 selections

100 Yard Nylon Tube

Popular nylon sizes and colors on hand sewing tubes. Just $4.50

100 Yard Poly Tubes

Popular polyester sizes and colors on hand sewing tubes. Just $4.50

Waxed Thread

Large color selection in Sizes 207 through 554

Poly-Linen Blend

Silky-smooth Irish polyester-linen blend.

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