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What thread should I use for outdoor cushions?

Posted: 7 March 2016 at 6 a.m.

Thread for outdoor cushions

Spring is on its way!  Are you excited to get outside, sit on the patio to bask in the sun, sip lemonade and read a delightful book? 

But your cushions are a mess, so what are you going to do?

If your pre-summer goal is to mend or create new cushion covers, we’ve got the thread to help you succeed.

Bonded polyester thread is the perfect choice to sew those outdoor fabrics such as Sunbrella, canvas, or duck cloth.  This thread is often used by professionals to construct auto and marine upholstery.  Don’t let that intimidate you; it can be used in your home sewing machine for long-lasting seams that can withstand the outdoor elements.

We recommend using Bonded Polyester #69 in top and bobbin with a #100/16 Titanium-coated Topstitch Needle.   You may need to adjust top and bobbin tension slightly, but it sews as easily as a standard sewing thread.  

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  • 3. Doug Hall (27 July 2016 at 10:09 a.m.)

    Great post. good quality outdoor cushions are hard to come by. Especially those that can withstand harsh weather conditions I recommend checking out these durable <a href="http://www.marvelpress.com/all-products/home/cushions">custom cushions</a>. Completely customizable and they can survive tough weather
  • 2. Shannon (19 July 2016 at 8:40 a.m.)

    I agree... looking the best thread for a project to hold up in outdoor Florida Sun! Superior Threads always has a solution for me! Shannon - Wicked Quilts
  • 1. Shelley Gardner (19 March 2016 at 4:53 p.m.)

    This was the perfect post. My husband is suggesting I can made custom bags for our bikes/trikes, and I needed a thread suggestion for the duck cloth! I <3 Superior Threads!

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