Conductive Thread (Thin) - 50'

Conductive thread is a creative way to connect various electronics onto clothing. This thread can carry current for power and signals. While not as conductive as traces on a printed circuit board (PCB), this thread makes wearable clothing 'wearable'!

This thread is stainless steel making it extremely tarnish resistant. This thread is a 2-ply thread and may be small enough to be compatible with some sewing machines.

This thread has a resistance of about 9 Ohms per linear foot and weighs about 0.20 ounces for the full 50 feet.

Conductive Thread (Thin) - 50' Product Help and Resources

Core Skill: DIY

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Skill Level: Noob - Basic assembly is required. You may need to provide your own basic tools like a screwdriver, hammer or scissors. Power tools or custom parts are not required. Instructions will be included and easy to follow. Sewing may be required, but only with included patterns.
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  • Member #522538 / about 10 years ago / 2

    I do not recommend this product if you plan to do a conductive sewing project with kids. It easily kinks, twists, and can be very hard to knot. It was very frustrating for 8-12 year olds. There are other conductive threads on the market that do not kink so easily and carry enough current for most kid friendly projects.

  • Member #635691 / about 9 years ago / 1

    Is the product flexible enough to knot without breaking?

  • Member #514115 / about 10 years ago / 1

    can this thread be used to make glove finger tips that works on an iPhone? thx!

  • Member #120979 / about 11 years ago * / 1

    Works great!

  • Member #417386 / about 11 years ago / 1

    what's the max amp rating for this wire?

  • cubeberg / about 11 years ago / 1

    I used this thread to create blinky scarves for my kids - worked great!

  • Member #340416 / about 12 years ago / 1

    Is this thread available in a larger presentation such as 250', 500' or more?

  • Member #309289 / about 12 years ago / 1

    You can't solder it, but I've had luck using the brass ball from the end of a guitar string. You tie the thread to the ball, then you can solder to that.

    • DTVZ / about 11 years ago / 1

      Crimp one of these onto it, cut off most of the pin, solder the crimp portion to the board.

  • Member #170196 / about 13 years ago / 1

    Would this thread zap you if you touched it while in use?

    • DMKitsch / about 13 years ago / 1

      It has no insulation if that's what you mean but generally this wire is used for low voltage projects which are low enough for you not to get "zapped"

  • MattTheGeek / about 13 years ago / 1

    Just wondering, Could you solder this thread? Or would conductive glue be better?

    • mrtimklein / about 13 years ago / 1

      It's stainless - very hard to solder. I suspect that the silver plated thread would solder better.

      • Dia / about 12 years ago / 2

        Unfortunately, the silver-plated thread has nylon content as well, so the heat of a soldering iron disintegrates it. The stainless threads are difficult to solder, but at least possible.

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Excellent way to facilitate texting

This thread works very well for the purpose of creating texting gloves. The only annoying thing is that the thickness of the thread makes threading the needle difficult for this experienced sew-er.