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Sewing with Nylon Thread 101

Sewing with Nylon Thread 101

They say a chain is only as strong as its weakest link, so when it comes down to creating or mending a strong, durable, and long-lasting piece of apparel or equipment, heavy-duty sewing thread is a must, and nylon sewing thread is what you need.

Today, we will share with you everything you need to know about nylon thread, from how strong is nylon thread, what you can sew with it, and of course, how to sew with nylon thread.

What is Nylon Sewing Thread?

There are multiple types of nylon sewing thread, but the most durable is bonded nylon thread, of which SGT KNOTS has two types: Mil-Spec Bonded Nylon Sewing Thread and Bonded Nylon Sewing Thread #69.

SGT KNOTS bonded nylon thread is a durable abrasion, chemical, and moisture resistant strong sewing thread designed for home, hunting, marine, and military use (mil-spec) designed with a bonded coating to resist fraying, unraveling, or heat when sewn with a sewing machine.

How Strong is Nylon Thread?

So, just how strong is nylon thread? 

Well, with a breaking strength of 11 pounds, this heavy-duty and strong sewing thread is unaffected by most mineral acids, bleach, and organic solvents and will not stick or melt at temperatures below 445°F. 

You can count on nylon thread to withstand mildew, aging, making it one of the strongest and most reliable sewing materials out there next to Kevlar® Sewing Thread and Bonded Polyester Sewing Thread.  However, it is recommended to keep nylon thread out of repeated and prolonged sun exposure, as this can cause the nylon thread to break down over time.

What Can You Sew with Nylon Thread?

Like many other crafting or sewing threads, nylon thread is a thin, lightweight thread used to attach or mend two articles of clothing, gear, or other material together. It is also a strong sewing thread ideal for vinyl, canvas, leather.  You can even use it for household needs and crafting purposes, making it an excellent sewing thread for basic or heavy-duty situations.

How to Sew with Nylon Thread

As mentioned earlier, you can use a sewing machine to sew with nylon thread. #69 bonded nylon thread will work fine in a sewing machine or hand stitching if you prefer.  Since bonded nylon thread is thicker than common threads, they will be more visible and pronounced, so if invisibility is key, choose a clear or matching color to the item you are sewing.  Nylon thread will not dye like other sewing threads will, so choosing the right color when ordering is key.

Stay in the Loop

From the best Nylon Rope and sewing threads to the handy Knot Tutorials designed to help you in a pinch, SGT KNOTS makes it simple to stay in the loop on products you rely on day in and day out, whether for work or leisure. 

Be sure to check us out on Facebook (SGT KNOTS Supply Co), Instagram (@SGTKNOTS), and the SGT KNOTS Pinterest page to see how our products are used in the everyday lives of our valued customers, or to share how you put your rope, Cord, or threading products from SGT KNOTS to work!

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