Whether you’re crafting custom-made marine cushions or are getting ready for a big sailmaking adventure, Sailrite® has the right outdoor thread for the job. These are all high-quality and high-performance exterior-grade threads that can be used in a range of outdoor and marine applications, including DIY dodgers, biminis, boat cabins, awnings, sail covers, cockpit cushions, patio cushions, outdoor throw pillows, outdoor drapery and more. This selection also includes grade A thread for sailmaking, including some of the exact same marine-grade threads we use in our complete sail kits, as well as long-wearing options for any heavyweight canvas project.
Our top choice for outdoor projects is polyester outdoor thread. This is by and large the most popular option for outdoor projects because it offers high strength and stretch control while offering excellent UV stability and abrasion resistance. Polyester thread is also highly resistant to needle heat, saltwater and mildew. These threads come in a broad variety of sizes, with the most common being V-69 thread. This is the heaviest commercial size recommended for home sewing machines and is a very solid choice for heavy-duty outdoor and marine applications such as dodgers, biminis, boat cushions and more.
For those applications where extreme weather and UV exposure are a given, you can’t go wrong with a lifetime thread from Sailrite. These threads are backed by a lifetime guarantee and provide exceptional performance against UV rays, harsh cleaning agents, saltwater, pollution, snow, cold and rot. Lifetime thread from Sailrite is made from either Tenara or Sailrite, with Tenara best suited for rotary hook sewing machines and Sailrite (formerly Profilen®) best for oscillating hook sewing machines. Lifetime thread costs more than traditional polyester outdoor thread, but we do believe that it’s well worth the extra investment thanks to the high-quality properties and lifetime warranty.