Aqua Braided Waxed Cord


Maine Thread braided waxed cord has exceptional strength and durability. Made of 100% polyester high-tenacity yarn, braided waxed cord is a premier choice for professional and amateur leathercrafters everywhere.

All sizes come with 70 yards per tube.

Aqua Color No. 7123  

Size Guide

Thickness (1/1,000”)

Thickness (mm)

Break Strength



32 lbs.



40 lbs.



68 lbs.


All photos were taken in natural light. Appearance of color may vary slightly under different light, and on various computer monitors. Color can also vary depending on the thickness of thread and dye lots. If you’d like to see our colors first-hand, email to request a complimentary sample card.


Many crafters use harness needles when sewing with waxed cord. Harness needles have a rounded point and are often used for hand-stitching leather. We recommend the following pairings for needle and thread

.020” - Size 3

.030” - Size 1

.040” - Size 0

Bulk Ordering

Check back soon for information on ordering our braided cord by the pound.  

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Mila Payne
Great Quality

I've been weaving pine needle baskets and other projects the last two years. Maine Thread has the best variety of colors and their quality is better than any other brand I've tested.


High quality, looks great, but very very hard to pierce with a needle.

Le Tan
Bright colors & solid quality

This braided cord is strong, waxed with consistent quality and even braid. Having been an art major with emphasis in fibers this is definitely a product and company I’ll return to purchase again!

I used this cord for re-wrapping a sword handle - it lays beautifully and didn’t fray or fuzz when I brushed a liquid 2-part polyurethane coating over it. It made for a beautiful end result and I’m happy to have this option for future projects!


Love the new braided cord. My new go-to thread for hand stitching leather goods. This was a reorder as I blew through the first spool. Wish there was a larger spool available.

So glad to hear the braid is working out for you! If you're interested in larger spools, we don't offer them on the website but if you give us a call we offer spools by the pound.

Jen Carignan
Awesome Product!

This thread is amazing! All of the colors are brilliant, but this one was the perfect match for my project. The thread is super strong and just the right amount of waxy. Will be ordering more, shortly! Thanks so much for creating such a superior product! Well done!