Bonded Dabond (polyester) thread has set the industry standard in sailmaking and canvas sewing threads. This sailmaking and canvas thread has the following characteristics; high strength & controlled stretch, stability in sunlight and resistance to needle heat, abrasion, salt-water and mildew. Our polyester thread will very seldom fray at the needle eye, and its bonded finish is so consistent that sewing machine tension does not have to be continually adjusted.
Use V-138 and a #20 or #22 needle for fabrics over ten ounces The weight of this thread is too heavy for practical use in home sewing machines.
Thread quantity: approx. 1500m
Sailmaker's thread needs to be pulled up off the top of the tube. This puts an extra twist in the thread which contributes to its strength and helps to keep the thread from unlaying. It also enables a smooth feed off the top of the cone which eases tension problems.