What Kind of Thread Do You Use for Marine Vinyl? ( Wrong Selection Make You Regret!!)

What Kind of Thread Do You Use for Marine Vinyl?

You may find that the marine vinyl you want to apply is a bit tough to sew. It can be difficult to get through because it’s thick and plastic, and sometimes it just gets stuck while you’re sewing. That’s because marine vinyl is made from vinyl that is synthesized from plastic and woven into the fabric, which means it has some of the characteristics of both fabrics and plastic.

 Its thickness is similar to that of fabric, but its stiffness is closer to that of hard plastic. It may even have an almost leathery texture, depending on what brand you’re using. When it comes to thread, you’ll want something strong enough to take on this material, but also soft enough that it won’t rip or tear the vinyl when it goes through the machine.

We recommend using a “bonded” thread   (V-69 or V-92 or BT-92 bonded UV polyester thread)—one that’s been made with three fibers (polyester, cotton, and rayon). A bonded thread will give your project extra strength by having all three threads working together to hold their shape.

V-69 polyester thread

1.1500 yards per spool.
2. Bonded nylon.

3. Used for the outdoor, and indoor beading, Luggage, Shoes, Leathers, Upholstery
3 strings, left hand twisted.

V-92 polyester thread

1. Thread resists sunlight, moisture, and fading. 
2. Thread is heavy-duty and long-lasting for boat covers even when exposed to the sun.
3. Saraband Polyester Upholstery Thread has high tenacity.

BEST:  BT-92  polyester thread 

1.Size: 1500Yards

2. Threads with high strength, UV resistance and abrasion resistance;rich colors to be chosen; not easily fade or shrinkage.
3. Better UV Resistance Than Nylon Thread

What kind of thread should be used with vinyl?

What kind of thread should you use with vinyl? The instructions on your sewing machine’s manual for working with vinyl will generally recommend that you use all-purpose polyester thread. These are the basic, no-frills type of thread that you will often find in the spool of white thread that comes with your machine. 

All-purpose threads are good because they can withstand the stretching and heavy pulling that can happen when sewing vinyl. If those characteristics are not important to you, you can also use decorative, thicker threads if you want your top stitches to be prominent.

What Kind of Thread Do You Use to Sew Outdoor Fabric?

Polyester ( buy from amazon.com). 

What kind of thread should you use to sew outdoor fabric? If you’re going to be out in the sun and rain, looking for a strong but supple thread that has great UV resistance, polyester is your best bet.

Polyester is known for its strength, durability, and low shrinkage and stretch. It’s the most common thread for outdoor applications. Compared to nylon thread, polyester thread has superior resistance to UV rays and moisture, but much of its strength is lost after prolonged exposure to sunlight. For example, a high-quality tablecloth made of 100% polyester will last longer in the sun than one made of 100% cotton.

Is Polyester Thread Waterproof?

Polyester is a polymer. Its individual fibers are waterproof—they can’t absorb water and will repel it. In fact, you can use polyester threads to stitch your clothes together so that they don’t leak when you go swimming. (Fun fact: this was the original intention of polyester thread.) However, while the threads themselves are waterproof, this doesn’t mean that the fabric itself is.

 It has excellent resistance to acids and other chemicals.

Polyester fabric is lightweight, durable, and easy to wash. It’s also the most popular fiber in the entire world! 

What Kind of Thread Is Used for Sail Repair?

When you’re making a boat out of wood and you need to repair a hole in the sail, what kind of thread should you use? If it’s an outdoor boat that will take frequent trips in the salty sea air and long voyages on the open ocean, your best bets are polyester or nylon. Polyester is the most common choice for outdoor applications. Perfect for sail and canvas work, polyester thread has high strength and stretch control, stability in sunlight (UVR), and resistance to needle heat, abrasion, saltwater, and mildew.

Nylon is another option you could go with here. It’s more flexible than polyester so it won’t last as long, but it’s stronger when wet and doesn’t stretch as much. This is good if you want to adjust the tension on your sail to account for changing winds.

What Thread for Sewing Canvas?

When I started sewing canvas, I was sure that it was going to be the same thread as any other fabric – I mean, it’s just a fabric, right? Not so. It turns out there are two types of cotton canvas: regular cotton and duck canvas. There is one type of thread for each type of canvas. The wrong thread can make your stitches come out uneven, or even tear your canvas.

What do you need to know about different threads?

Regular Cotton Canvas: Use Regular Cotton Thread

Duck Canvas: Use Polyester Thread

Why are these distinctions important? Regular cotton is more absorbent than duck, so it is easier to sew. Also, regular cotton is usually used in making clothes and quilts, while duck is usually used in outdoor items like tents and sails.

So, if you’re sewing a tent or sail, use polyester thread! If you’re sewing a quilt or pillowcase, use regular cotton thread!

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