The right needle size depends on thread size, the material sewn, and machine capabilities. The Thread / Needle Size chart gives the range of needles used with the threads that we sell.

Thread Selections

Needle Selections

 

Thread / Thread Size / Needle Sizes

Nylon Thread

Size 15 / Tex 16 / Govt. 00 - Use needle sizes 70 / 10 to 80 / 12

Size 33 / Tex 35 / Govt. AA - Use needle sizes 80 / 12 to 90 / 14

Size 46 / Tex 45 / Govt. B - Use needle sizes 90 / 14 to 100/ 16

Size 69 / Tex 70 / Govt. E - Use needle sizes 100 / 16 to 110 / 18

Size 92 / Tex 90 / Govt. F - Use needle sizes 110 / 18 to 125 / 20

Size 138 / Tex 135 / Govt. FF - Use needle sizes 120 / 19 to 140 / 22

Size 207 / Tex 210 / Govt. 3-Cord - Use needle sizes 140 / 22 to 180 / 24

Size 277 / Tex 270 / Govt. 4-Cord - Use needle sizes 180 / 24 to 230 / 26

Size 346 / Tex 350 / Govt. 5-Cord - Use needle sizes 230 / 26 to 280 / 28

Size 415 / Tex 410 / Govt. 6-Cord - Use needle sizes 280 / 28 to 330 / 30

Size 554 / Tex 600 / Govt. 8-Cord - Use needle sizes 330 / 30 to 360 / 32

 

Polyester Thread

Size 15 / Tex 16 / Govt. 00 - Use needle sizes 70 / 10 to 80 / 12

Size 33 / Tex 35 / Govt. AA - Use needle sizes 80 / 12 to 90 / 14

Size 46 / Tex 45 / Govt. B - Use needle sizes 90 / 14 to 100/ 16

Size 69 / Tex 70 / Govt. E - Use needle sizes 100 / 16 to 110 / 18

Size 92 / Tex 90 / Govt. F - Use needle sizes 110 / 18 to 125 / 20

Size 138 / Tex 135 / Govt. FF - Use needle sizes 120 / 19 to 140 / 22

Size 207 / Tex 210 / Govt. 3-Cord - Use needle sizes 140 / 22 to 180 / 24

Size 277 / Tex 270 / Govt. 4-Cord - Use needle sizes 180 / 24 to 230 / 26

Size 346 / Tex 350 / Govt. 5-Cord - Use needle sizes 230 / 26 to 280 / 28

Size 415 / Tex 410 / Govt. 6-Cord - Use needle sizes 280 / 28 to 330 / 3

Size 554 / Tex 600 / Govt. 8-Cord - Use needle sizes 330 / 30 to 360 / 32

 

Kevlar Thread

Size 23 / Tex 21 / Govt. A - Use needle sizes 70 / 10 to 80 / 12

Size 46 / Tex 45 / Govt. B - Use needle sizes 90 / 14 to 100/ 16

Size 69 / Tex 70 / Govt. E - Use needle sizes 100 / 16 to 110 / 18

Size 92 / Tex 90 / Govt. F - Use needle sizes 110 / 18 to 125 / 20

Size 138 / Tex 135 / Govt. FF - Use needle sizes 120 / 19 to 140 / 22

Size 207 / Tex 210 / Govt. 3-Cord - Use needle sizes 140 / 22 to 180 / 24

Size 346 / Tex 350 / Govt. 5-Cord - Use needle sizes 230 / 26 to 280 / 28

Size 415 / Tex 410 / Govt. 6-Cord - Use needle sizes 280 / 28 to 330 / 30

 

Monofilament Thread

Size .003 / Tex 5 - Use needle size 50 / 6 to 55 / 7

Size .004 / Tex 8 - Use needle sizes 55 / 7 to 65 / 9

Size .005 / Tex 13 - Use needle sizes 65 / 9 to 70 / 10

Size .006 / Tex 18 - Use needle sizes 10 / 10 to 75 / 11

Size .007 / Tex 27 - Use needle sizes 75 / 11 to 80 / 12

Size .008 / Tex 35 - Use needle sizes 80 / 12 to 90 / 14

Size .009 / Tex 45 - Use needle sizes 90 / 14 to 100 / 16

Size .010 / Tex 50 - Use needle sizes 100 / 16 to 110 / 18

Size .011 / Tex 60 - Use needle sizes 110 / 18 to 120 / 19

Size .012 / Tex 80 - Use needle sizes 120 / 19 to 125 / 20

 

Embroidery Thread

30-Weight - Use needle size 90 / 14 to 100 / 16

40-Weight - Use needle sizes 75 / 11 to 80 / 12

 

Fire Retardant Embroidery Thread

40-Weight - Use needle sizes 75 / 11 to 80 / 12

 

Fire Retardant Sewing Thread (spun Nomex and Kevlar)

Tex 27 and 30 - Use needle sizes 70 / 10 to 80 / 12

Tex 35 and 40 - Use needle sizes 80 / 12 to 90 / 14

Tex 45 and 50 - Use needle sizes 90 / 14 to 100/ 16

Tex 60 and 70 - Use needle sizes 100 / 16 to 110 / 18

Tex 90 and 105 - Use needle sizes 110 / 18 to 125 / 20

 

Bag Closing Thread

4-Ply - Use needle size 140 / 22 to 230 / 26

5-Ply - Use needle sizes 180 / 24 to 260 / 26

 

Polypropylene Thread

Size 46 / Tex 45 / Govt. B - Use needle sizes 90 / 14 to 100/ 16

Size 69 / Tex 70 / Govt. E - Use needle sizes 100 / 16 to 110 / 18

Size 92 / Tex 90 / Govt. F - Use needle sizes 110 / 18 to 125 / 20

Size 138 / Tex 135 / Govt. FF - Use needle sizes 120 / 19 to 140 / 22

 

Waxed Thread

Size 207 / Tex 210 / Govt. 3-Cord - Use needle sizes 140 / 22 to 180 / 24

Size 277 / Tex 270 / Govt. 4-Cord - Use needle sizes 180 / 24 to 230 / 26

Size 415 / Tex 410 / Govt. 6-Cord - Use needle sizes 280 / 28 to 330 / 30

Size 554 / Tex 600 / Govt. 8-Cord - Use needle sizes 330 / 30 to 360 / 32

Waxed Polyester-Linen - Use needle sizes 140 / 22 to 180 / 24

Embalmers Thread 2-Ply - Use needle sizes 180 / 24 to 230 / 26

Embalmers Thread 3-Ply - Use needle sizes 90 / 14 to 100/ 16

Hand Sewing Needles

 

Other Threads

35 Weight Robison-Anton Spun Polyester - Use needle sizes 80 / 12 to 90 / 14

60 Weight Bobbin Thread - Use needle sizes 55 / 7 to 65 / 9

 

 

   

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