Electro-Fashion Conductive Thread

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This is Kitronik's very own Electro-Fashion® branded Conductive Thread and we think it is among the best conductive thread available. It is perfect for hand sewing and can also be used on the bottom bobbin of a sewing machine (this will require the thread to be wound on to the smaller bottom bobbin first).

Conductive thread can be used like conventional sewing yarn, however it electrically conducts allowing electronics to be integrated into textiles. This makes it ideal for use in a range of e-textile applications.

The thread is nano plated with silver to make it conductive. The conductive thread has a low resistance of approximately 40 Ohms per metre. This allows LEDs to be powered over quite large distances. Resistance does not vary significantly from one length of thread to the next, so you should be able to use this thread without concern for "dead" sections.

The conductive thread has a breaking strain of around 9.3 pounds (4.2 kilos). It comprises roughly 96 individual filaments, each coated with a micron-thick layer of natural silver. This plating of the yarn is done in Europe to ensure as high a quality finish as possible. In construction, 16 of these filaments are wound together to form an initial twist; two of these twists are then twisted together, and finally three of these twists are combined to form the finished thread. The conductive thread is approximately 18 denier. It is heavier than a regular sewing thread, but not as heavy as an upholstery thread. It can be sewn on most domestic sewing machines using either a regular needle or the next size up. This thread does not fray.


  • No (or very low) fray.
  • Conductivity = approximately 40Ω per metre.
  • Count = 875 dTex.
  • Strength 3000 cN.
  • Elongation at break = 37%.
  • Twist = 240Z-380S.


  • 1 x Electro-Fashion®, Conductive Thread


Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews

I bought this thread to retro-fit my woollen gloves to allow them to use with smart phones, and it’s perfect. I’ve swiss-darned a section at the end of my index fingers and thumbs, and can now use my phone without needing to take off my gloves. The thread is quite fine and easy to use, and looks just like a typical metallic gold thread. It’s so useful, I’m now getting started on my other gloves and those of my family.


Used it on the tips of flying gloves and now able to navigate smartphone screen, great product and service.

Conductive thread

I used this on the finger tip of my motorbike gloves so I can use touch on my smart phone so far it works a treat

It works

Great, I need to learn to sew.

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