Our glow -in-the-dark threads are popular for: halloween, children's pajamas and pillowcases (embroidery), quilting, upholstery embellishment and anywhere where you want the glowing effect to appear. They can be recharged over and over again by exposing the thread to the light. The threads can be laundered on a delicate setting and are dryer safe on low heat.

One of our popular specialty thread types is glow-in-the-dark thread. We have two different types of threads that glow in the dark. An embroidery and quilting thread and a heavy-duty upholstery thread. Thread that glows in the dark is a combination of many products in a single, sewable thread. High quality glow-in-the-dark threads will be made from a synthetic polymer, such as polyester. Low quality threads will consist 100% of polypropylene. If a glow-in-the-dark thread is solely made from polypropylene, it will be weak and untwist easily. Both of our thread lines that glow in the dark, NiteLite and SewGlow, are made of a type of polyester polymer.

To get the best glowing effect from either of our glow-in-the-dark threads, we recommend that a dense fill stitch or multiple outline stitches be sewn where the glowing effect is wanted. A single meandering stitch won't be as obvious because the area it covers is small compared to a dense fill stitch. You will see a much bolder glow if you can place more thread in a smaller area.

Glow in the dark Threads

Embroidered jellyfish design with NiteLite

Glow in the dark Threads

Decorative stitching with SewGlow on a motorcycle seat

Our Glow-in-the-Dark Threads


40 wt./3-ply Glow-in-the-dark polyester thread. Designed for embroidery, quilting, and decorative stitching. NiteLite is a fun, creative thread for quilting, embroidery, and decorative stitching. It is popular for children's pillowcases, blankets, quilts, and pajamas. Available in 6 colors. Expose it to light for 30-60 seconds and it will glow for hours. NiteLite can be recharged over and over again without loss of glowing effect. A dense stitch pattern will provide a better glow than a single stitch. Be creative in your next project and add glow-in-the-dark NiteLite for a fantastic glowing effect.


SewGlow is an innovative thread for heavy-duty sewing and upholstery. It is a Tex 240 (comparable to a #207 or #277 thread) bonded polyester which has special glowing dye impregnated into the fibers. The thread appears white when in light and glows a bright green or blue color in the dark. SewGlow offers you the ability to create unique sewn projects that glow in the dark. It's very strong and has a bonded coating to keep friction at bay when sewing at high speeds. Expose it to light for 60-90 seconds and it glows brightly for minutes as the brightness fades over the course of an hour. Recharge over and over again for the same glowing effect. There is no other industrial or heavy-duty sewing thread like SewGlow.

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