Needle and Thread Chart For Sewing Machines

The following chart compares various bonded nylon or polyester sewing thread specifications and the minimum needle sizes required

Minimum Needle US/Metric Thread Size: V (T) [Ticket] Government Size Yds/Pound Break Strength Diameter
12/80 33 (T30) [Tkt 80] AA 13,800 1.8 lbs .0050" (.127mm)
14/90 46 (T45) [Tkt 60] B 9,600 7.5 lbs .0094" (.238mm)
16/100/ or 18/110 69 (T70) [Tkt 40] E 6,000 11 lbs .0115" (.292mm)
19/120 92 (T90) [Tkt 30] F 4,200 14.5 lbs .0133" (.337mm)
22/140 138 (T135) [Tkt 20] FF 3,000 22 lbs .0163" (.414mm)
23/160 207 (T210) [Tkt 15] 3 Cord 2,000 32 lbs .0200" (.508mm)
25/200 277 (T270) [Tkt 10] 4 Cord 1,500 45 lbs .0231" (.586mm)
26/220 346 (T350) [Tkt 8] 5 Cord 1,200 53 lbs .0258" (.655mm)
27/250 415 (T400) [Tkt 7] 6 Cord 1,050 72 lbs .0283" (.718mm)
30/330 554 (T600) [Tkt 5] 8 Cord 655 83 lbs .0326" (.828mm)

Toledo Industrial Sewing Machines is the US dealer of Cowboy brand bonded nylon thread, industrial sewing machines and heavy leather stitchers.

We usually stock bonded nylon thread in sizes 46 through 346. Call us if you need other sizes.

We stock industrial sewing machine needles in most systems, sizes and points.

Call us toll free, at: 866-362-7397, to discuss your needle and thread requirements.