Thread and Needles

Heminway & Bartlett Dabond 2000 UVR Polyester thread is ultra-violet and mildew resistant, bonded for smooth running through machines and has a high tensile strength with low stretch. Traditionally used by sailmakers. NOTE: The amount of thread on each 1 lb. tube varies and is marked on the bottom of the tube. You will be charged according to the actual weight.

  • Heminway & Bartlett Thread, V-46

    SKU 80511
    Heminway & Bartlett Dabond 2000 UVR polyester thread. Use V-46 for sewing light weight cloth including nylon spinnaker cloth. Use needle size 14/90 or 16/100 with V-46 thread. White. Available in 1 lb. tubes (approx. 7,467 yards).
  • Heminway & Bartlett Thread, V-69

    SKU 8052-P
    Heminway & Bartlett Dabond 2000 UVR Polyester thread. Use V-69 for sewing canvas and light to medium weight sailcloth. Use needle size 18/110 or 19/120 with V-69 thread. Available in white and black, 1 oz. (approx. 320 yards) and 1 pound (approx. 5,110 yards) tubes.
  • Heminway & Bartlett Thread, V-92

    SKU 8054-P
    Heminway & Bartlett Dabond 2000 UVR polyester thread. Use V-92 to sew canvas and medium weight sail cloth. Use needles size 19/120, 20/125 or 21/130. Available in 1 oz. (approx. 242 yards) and 1 pound (approx. 3,866 yards) tubes, white, black and blue. Also see 4 oz. tubes below.
  • Heminway & Bartlett Thread, V-138

    SKU 8056-P
    Heminway & Bartlett Dabond 2000 UVR polyester. Use V-138 for canvas and heavy weight sailcloth. Use needle size 21/130, 22/140, 23/160 or 24/180 with V-138 thread. White and black in a one pound tube only. Approximately 2,523 yards per pound.
  • Sunguard Thread

    SKU 8057-P
    UVR bonded V-92 polyester thread with excellent resistance to sunlight, mildew, weathering and abrasion. Sold in 4 oz. tubes in white, black, blue, red, beige and grey. Approximately 968 yards per tube.
  • Tenara Gore-Tex TR Thread

    SKU 80501
    Tenara Gore-Tex TR Thread, made of 100% synthetic PTFE fiber, is immune to UV degradation and carries a lifetime warranty. Similar in size to V-92 and pre-lubricated for easier sewing. Sold in 8 oz. tubes with approximately 1860 yds. per tube. "Clear" to blend with most colors. Stitch quality may be improved by using MR needles with Tenara thread.
  • #19 Universal Sewing Machine Needles

    SKU 80601
    Fits most home sewing machines. This size, 19/120, is the best size to use with V-69 and V-92 thread and is generally not found at local sewing stores. Sold in packs of 5 needles.
  • Sewing Machine Needles, System 135 x 17

    SKU 8060-P
    The system style refers to the sewing machine to needle compatibility. These needles, System 135 x 17, fit the Mini Brute machines, and others. Sold here in 100/16, 110/18, 125/20, 140/22 and 180/24, in packs of 10.

    See below for more information.

  • Repair Needles

    SKU 40807
    Contains 5 straight needles and 2 curved upholstery needles.
  • Sailmaker's Needles

    SKU 4080-P
    Assorted sizes sold in packs of 5, 10 or 20 needles for hand sewing.
  • MR Sewing Machine Needles

    SKU 86000
    With their unique shape, deeper grooves and smaller diameter, sewing with PTFE thread, such as Tenara, may be improved by using these MR needles. Advertised to be stronger than conventional needle, they also reduce skipped stitches. Sold here in size MR5 which is similar to conventional needle sizes 120/19 -130/21. Fit sewing machines using System 135 x 17. Sold in a pack of 10 needles.