The Thread you need to do a canvas project, on a home sewing machine.

Marine Bonded Nylon Thread, V 69 Weight.

The image is of a spool of 100% Bonded Nylon  Heavy Duty Thread, V 69 weight for Outdoor and Marine applications. This nylon thread works well on a home sewing machine.

100% Nylon Thread.

At 69 weight, this Outdoor and Marine Thread provides superior strength while resisting rot and mildew.

Thread may seem like a minute detail when considering a canvas project for your boat. But the type of thread used can make or break a boat cover or bimini top. You do not need a commercial sewing machine to do your own boat canvas work. Beacon Fabric & Notions Marine and Outdoor Heavy Duty Thread is made to last around boats and salt water. It has a long life, when exposed to the elements. Repairing sails? This is the thread of choice for light to medium weight sail cloth. For a lighter weight bonded thread for very light weight sails, including Spinnakers. Go to V 46 Bonded Upholstery Thread. For other sail repair notions, go to Sail Repair Tape, Needles and Tools. This thread works well on a home sewing machine. You will need the larger eye of a #18 Jeans needle. Go to #18 Jeans Needle. Ultra Violet light stabilized bonded Nylon Thread. Fade resistant. One ounce spools, aproximately 300 yards. We also have the Heavier V92 marine and outdoor thread, used in Commercial Sewing Machines and larger spools of V69. Go to Heavy Duty V92 Outdoor and Marine Thread, Polyester and Nylon .
Sewing with a heavier thread is a little different than using a general purpose sewing thread, like Metrosene. Usually, you will have to adjust the tensions on your sewing machine. There is information below on how to be a succcessful boat canvas person!
Beacon Fabric & Notions has a high customer success ratio. Over the years, many people have purchased Sunbrella or other Outdoor Fabrics from us and used this nylon bonded thread. For more information on using this thread, there are two articles in SewTime with Lydia. See, "The Ins and Outs of Outdoor Fabrics" and "Sewing With the Heavier Thread". Go to SewTime with Lydia. If you have further questions contact Customer Service. To see all of our Outdoor Fabrics, go to Outdoor Fabrics and Notions. To order, click on the underlined color beneath the spool and then click "back" on your browser to return to this page.

Steel (Grey)           
Steel (Grey)

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Black           
Black

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White           
White

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Natural           
Natural

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Rose           
Rose

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Scarlet           
Scarlet

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Wine           
Wine

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Marine Blue           
Marine Blue

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Dark Brown           
Dark Brown

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Navy           
Navy

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Gold           
Gold

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Forest Green           
Forest Green

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