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Needle Guide

  • Bonded Nylon
  • Bonded Polyester
  • Kevlar®

What size of needle should you use with your bonded threads?

We've created a reference guide to make it easy for you to know which needle size you should use with bonded threads. While needle style is vary based on machine make/model, material choice, and stitch type, the needle size is constant. Bonded threads are heavy and are usually stitched at a high rate of speed, so pairing the right needle to the thread diameter or size will help you reduce skipped stitches and broken threads.

We carry hundreds of needle styles, sizes, and options. Browse our industrial needles and filter by size according to the thread that you will be sewing with.

Please refer to the chart below for our bonded threads needle recommendation


Recommended Needle Size 

Thread Size

Industrial Needle Home Machine Needle

#46

#90/14 to #100/16 Topstitch or Leather #90/14

#69

#100/16 to #110/18

Topstitch or Leather #100/16

#92

#110/18 to #125/20

Not Recommended

#138

#125/20 to #140/22

Not Recommended

#207

#140/22 to #180/24

Not Recommended

#277

#180/24 to #230/26

Not Recommended

#346

#230/26 to #280/28

Not Recommended

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