The Thread you need to do a canvas project, on a home sewing machine.
Marine Bonded Nylon Thread, V 69 Weight.
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
other sail repair notions, go to Sail Repair Tape, Needles
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.