Tenara® Clear Lubricated Lifetime Thread 8 oz. (1,595 yds.)
SKU: 16211
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Tenara® Lifetime Guaranteed Thread features unique fluoropolymer fiber construction that extends the life of fabric seams and ultimately the products in which it is used. GORE® Tenara has high strength and durability that for over 10 years has been proven to be unaffected by exposure to UV rays, cleaning agents, pollution, saltwater, air, rain and snow.

Great for outdoor, awning and marine applications, Tenara thread will not rot if left outside all year round. It remains colorfast even in extreme temperatures and frost. Although more expensive, Tenara is a greater value than other polyester threads when considering life span and re-stitching costs. Choose Tenara thread to improve the performance of outdoor fabrics where seam life and integrity are of the utmost importance.

Tenara M1000 is similar in weight to V-92. Use a smaller than normal needle (#16 or #14 for mesh fabric and #18 or #20 for dense fabric) to hold the thread in a proper loop and to create smaller holes that prevent fabric leakage. Tenara sews very well and does not require as much upper tension as normal polyester thread.

We recommend using Tenara thread with rotary hook sewing machines like the Sailrite® Fabricator®, 111, Professional and Big-N-Tall. Not sure if your machine has a rotary hook? Learn more in our Rotary vs. Oscillating Hook Sewing Machines article.

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


  • Completely resistant to UV sunlight
  • Unaffected by salt water, cleaning chemicals, temperature extremes, or acid rain
  • Will not rot or mold
  • Colors will not fade (color fast thread)
  • Non-flammable
  • 100% expanded fluoropolymer
  • Tenara Sewing Thread Style TR M1000KTR-L-5
  • Pre-lubricated
  • Lifetime warranty


Sale Unit: EA
Color: Clear
Brand: Tenara (Gore-Tex)
Size: V-92 / Tex 90 / Gov. F
Breaking Strength: 8-10 pounds
Cone Size: 8 ounces
Yards per Cone: 1,595 yards
Denier: 1400
Warranty: Limited Lifetime

At a Glance

Thread Use: Outdoor


Tenara Thread


Overall Rating : 4.93 15 Reviews

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Robert Bedard
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I enjoy working with this thread as it is strong and long lasting.

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Make The Switch

This stuff is relatively expensive when compared to polyester thread but it is well worth the difference. Not all the machines will adapt to it but my Consew had no issues. Because this is clear you can use it with a whole bunch of fabric colors. Two issues: it does not stretch and some vinyl applications won't like that. And it doesn't "burn" so use your scissors instead of heat to trim off the ends.

Keith S
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well done

great product

Offshore & More
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Great product

Great product...works well on all colors! No need to change to another color thread!

Legacy Tarps, Inc.
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Great product!

Steven Shimanek
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Very strong thread, slippery feeling

RoseAnn Blevins
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I use this thread on everything. I suggest you watch the Sailrite video on how to sew with this thread. Make sure you mount it horizontally so it rolls off and does not kink up.

Markus Kummer
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great thread for my Awnings.

Thomas Sails & Canvas N.V.
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Arthur Bricker
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It hard to use with fat fingers

Well, I wish I ordered the heavy thread.. Sewing with thin "Fishing" line is a challange I didn't expect. I wouldn't say it is clear either. I will order more but it will be the heavy thread. Arthur Bricker

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