Tremendous selection of nylon and polyester upholstery thread. Also, Groz-Beckert needles, 100-yard hand sewing thread tubes, and C.S. Osborne needles. Use Robison-Anton and 30-Weight rayon for embroidering upholstery

We have the thread you need for all kinds of upholstery projects:

  • Machine sewing - Our regular nylon and polyester thread comes in all sizes with 100's of colors. We also have prewound bobbins and all Groz-Beckert machine needles.

  • Hand and sewing awl - Our nylon and polyester is available on 100-yard hand sewing tubes for about $5. We also have a full line of waxed thread, artificial sinew, and C. S. Osborne needles.

  • Leather embroidery - We recommend Robison-Anton embroidery thread for tight patterns and 30-Weight rayon for embroidering large areas.


Thread, Needles, and Bobbins for Leather

Nylon Thread for Upholstery Nylon Thread - Nylon is the most popular thread for upholstering indoor furniture because it is strong, inexpensive, and easy to sew. We have all nylon thread sizes and 100's of colors. Our thread comes on 4-Oz spools for small jobs; 16-Oz spools for commercial sewers; and cases that save 10%
Polyester Thread for Upholstery Polyester Thread - Polyester looks, feels and sews like nylon. It recommended for patio furniture, outdoor umbrellas, and even boat upholstery because of its sunlight (UV) and mildew resistance. We have polyester in all sizes and many colors. 4-Oz, 16-Oz, and cases are available.
Prewound Bobbins - If you sew a lot, prewound bobbins let you work faster by skipping the hassle of winding bobbins from your topstich thread. Home machines use styles "A" and "L"; commercial machines use styles "G" and "M", and heavy duty machines use styles "M" and "U". Download our free Prewound Bobbin Style Guide to identify a bobbin's style from its height and diameter.
Groz-Beckert Needles for Upholstery Groz-Beckert Needles - We sell all Groz-Beckert needles. Be sure to use cloth point needles with fabric and leather point needles with leather. Our Needle Buying Guide shows the needle points used for leather and the type of stitches they make.
Hand stitching thread for upholstery Hand Stitching Thread - Most of our nylon and polyester threads are available on 100-yard tubes for about $5. These tubes are ideal for hand sewing and speedy stitcher awls.
Hand sewing needles for upholstery Hand Sewing Needles - We have C. S. Osborne hand sewing needle packs.
Embroidered Upholstery - When stitching patterns on leather isn't enough, you can embroider more intricate designs. We recommend Robison-Anton 40-weight polyester and rayon for most designs. If you are embroidering large areas, our heavier 30-Weight Rayon is a better choice because its stronger and sews faster.

About Thread Sizes


 If you are sewing seams the thread's thickness depends on the material's thickness. An undersized thread can result in stitches breaking; an oversized thread leads to situations where the leather rips at the seams. Here are some guidelines

  • Use size 46 and 69 for shear fabrics and lightweight leathers. You an use either a home or commercial machine.

  • Use size 92 and 138 for middleweight fabrics and leathers. You need a commercial sewing machine for this kind of work

  • Use sizes 207 and higher for things like high-end office furniture. You need a heavy duty ( e.g. walking foot) machine push the thread through the leather.

Bobbins - Your bobbin thread should be one size smaller than your topstitch thread. For example, if your topstitch thread is size 138 your bobbin thread should be size 92.


Needle and Thread Size - Needle size increases as thread size increases. Our Needle and Thread Size Chart shows needle sizes for different kinds of thread and thread thicknesses.