Question: What thread should I use to sew canvas?

Heavy-duty thread (size 40) made from polyester, cotton-wrapped polyester or cotton are well suited to a heavier-weight canvas. Wool and upholstery thread are also very strong threads often used when sewing with canvas.

Can I sew canvas on a regular sewing machine?

When sewing canvas you can just use your regular sewing machine if it is just an occasional occurrence. If you want to sew this fabric regularly then you should purchase a heavy-duty domestic machine with a metal interior or alternatively a professional machine.

What kind of thread do you use to sew vinyl?

We recommend using a a V-69 or V-92 or BT-92 bonded UV polyester thread.

Do you need a special needle to sew canvas?

Since canvas is a closely woven, heavy fabric, it’s important to use the appropriately sized sewing machine needle when sewing your new home decor or accessory items. To avoid breaking needles and frustration as you attempt to sew through multiple layers of canvas fabric, use a size 90 to 100 Universal or Jeans needle.

What is the strongest gutermann thread?

Use Gutermann Upholstery Extra Strong Thread for those heavy duty projects. This thread is perfect for upholstery, vinyl, heavyweight fabrics, denim and leather. Whether you’re making or mending, the thread is to cope with highly stressed seams. This strong thread has a very high break point and is 100% polyester.

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