After months of searching, we finally have what we consider to be the ultimate conductive thread. It's thin, strong, smooth, and made completely of 316L stainless steel. Once you start working with this thread you'll quickly agree its optimal for any wearables work!

This thread is 2 ply, a little thicker than every day polyester or cotton thread but still thin enough to be sewn by hand in medium-eye needles or with a sewing machine that can handle 'heavy' thread. Because it is strong and smooth, its ideal for any wearable/e-textile project. It also has fairly low resistivity, 16 ohms per foot so you can use it to drive LEDs and other electronic components that use under ~50mA.

Because it is made of stainless steel fibers, it will not oxidize like silver does: your projects will not 'stop working' because of oxidation after a few months and its safe to wash. However, this thread is a little 'stiff', it feels a little like 'waxed thread' and is not ideal for making iPhone-compatible gloves.

Comes in a small metal (or plastic) bobbin with 23 meters wound on. We also have a version of this thread with 3 ply.

Technical Details

Measures 0.2mm thick, 2 ply thread, 1.3 ohm per inch

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Conductive Thread - Stainless Thin - 2 Ply - 23m (76ft) [640]

  • Brand: Adafruit
  • Product Code: ADA-640
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Conductive Thread - Stainless Steel - 60g

Conductive Thread - Stainless Steel - 60g

£51.79

This is about 360 yards of conductive thread spun from stainless steel fiber and wound on a spool.

Qty: 2

Conductive Thread - Stainless Medium - 3 Ply - 18m (60ft) [641]

Conductive Thread - Stainless Medium - 3 Ply - 18m (60ft) [641]

£9.06

After months of searching, we finally have what we consider to be the ultimate conductive thread

Qty: 2

Conductive Fiber - Stainless Steel 20um - 10g [1088]

Conductive Fiber - Stainless Steel 20um - 10g [1088]

£4.74

Make felt controllers or felt buttons onto an existing wool sweater

Qty: 2

Conductive Thread Ribbon Cable - Black - 1 Yard [1424]

Conductive Thread Ribbon Cable - Black - 1 Yard [1424]

£6.96

This lightweight, flexible fabric ribbon cable contains four channels of conductive thread, perfect ...

Qty: 5

Stainless Thin Conductive Yarn / Thick Conductive Thread - 10m (35ft) [603]

Stainless Thin Conductive Yarn / Thick Conductive Thread - 10m (35ft) [603]

£5.36

This 316L stainless steel Conductive thread falls somewhere between a thick thread and a thin yarn.

Qty: 41

Conductive Thread Ribbon Cable - White - 1 Yard [2746]

Conductive Thread Ribbon Cable - White - 1 Yard [2746]

£10.49

This lightweight, flexible fabric ribbon cable contains four channels of conductive thread, perfect ...

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Conductive Woven Fabric - Silver 20cm Square [1168]

Conductive Woven Fabric - Silver 20cm Square [1168]

£7.98

This woven conductive fabric is silver-plated nylon

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Conductive Hook + Loop Tape (Velcro) - 3" Long [1324]

Conductive Hook + Loop Tape (Velcro) - 3" Long [1324]

£13.14

Conductive hook & loop tape is just like the "Velcro" you've seen on clothes and bags, but is coated ...

Qty: 4

Stainless Steel Conductive Ribbon - 17mm Wide 1m Long [1243]

Stainless Steel Conductive Ribbon - 17mm Wide 1m Long [1243]

£35.94

This woven conductive ribbon is great for powering lots of LEDs in a wearable project

Qty: 1

Stainless Steel Conductive Ribbon - 5mm Wide 1m Long [1244]

Stainless Steel Conductive Ribbon - 5mm Wide 1m Long [1244]

£31.14

This woven conductive ribbon is great for powering lots of LEDs in a wearable project

Qty: 1