Product Selection Guide: Sewing Thread for Outdoor Applications

Sewing Thread for Outdoor Applications - Product Specifications

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GORE® TENARA® Sewing Thread resists UV sunlight, chemicals, saltwater, extreme weather, and acid rain, ideal for outdoor applications.


CLEAR for optimal fabric blending

Part Number Linear Density Approximate Polyester Equivalent Nominal
Break Strength
Nominal Elongation
at Break (%)
Recommended Needle Size Typical Applications
M1000LTR-L 1111 dtex 1000 denier 69 Tex 
Nm 50/60
3114 cN 7 lbs 17 Nm 90-110 
#14-16
Awning binding, pillows, light weight cushions, curtains, awning side curtains, valances
M1000KTR-L 1556 dtex 1400 denier 92 Tex 
Nm 35/40
4448 cN 10 lbs 17 Nm 100-120
#18
Awnings, marine, upholstery
NEW! M1003HTR-L 2775 dtex 2500 denier 138 Tex 
Nm 20/25
8452 cN 19 lbs 10 Nm 110-140
#19-22
Large awnings or structures, marine, sails, heavy clear vinyls, zippers, areas where additional seam strength is desired
Outdoor Sewing Thread colors

Vibrant Fade Resistant COLORS

Part Number Linear Density Approximate Polyester Equivalent Nominal
Break Strength
Nominal Enlongation
at Break (%)
Recommended Needle Size Typical Applications
M1000TR-(XX) 1556 dtex 1400 denier 92 Tex 
Nm 35/40
3559 cN 8 lbs 17 Nm 100-120
#18
Awnings, marine, upholstery, decorative top stitching, awning side curtains, valances
NEW! M1003HTR-(XX) 2775 dtex 2500 denier 138 Tex 
Nm 20/25
6228 cN 14 lbs 10 Nm 120-140
#19-22
Large awnings or structures, marine, heavy clear vinyls, zippers, areas where additional seam strength is desired

All GORE® TENARA® Sewing Thread weights and colors are available in the following spool sizes:

  • 300-meter spools
  • 1/2 pound spools (1050-2100 m/1150-2300 yd yield)
  • 1 pound spools (1800-4500 m/1967-4921 yd yield)

To order, substitute color code for (XX) and specify spool size. For example: M1000TR-BK (1556 dtex/1400 denier Black). Additional colors may be available. Please contact us. Colors and codes are: white(wh), chesapeake bay blue(cb), navy blue(nb), yellow(yw), red(rd), forest green(fg), grey(gy), light grey(lg), sandstone(tn), black(bk).

Made in the USA by W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. 
The fabricator is responsible for determining the correct thread size for the application.

FOR INDUSTRIAL USE ONLY

Not for use in food, drug, cosmetic or medical device manufacturing, processing, or packaging operations.