The effect of pyrolytic carbon (PyC) thickness on the tensile property of mini T800-carbon fiber reinforced SiC matrix composites (mini-C/SiC) was studied in this work. PyC interphase was prepared by chemical vapor infiltration (CVI) process using C3H6-Ar as gas source, and the PyC thickness was adjusted from 0 to 400 nm, then the SiC matrix was prepared by CVI process using methyltrichlorosilane (MTS)-H2-Ar as precursor and gas source. The results showed that the tensile strength of mini-C/SiC increased first and then decreased with the increase of the PyC thickness. When the thickness of PyC was 100 nm, the average strength reached the maximum value of 393±70 MPa. The Weibull modulus increased from 2.0 to 8.06 with the increase of PyC thickness, the larger the Weibull modulus, the smaller the dispersion, which indicated that the regulation of PyC thickness is conducive to improve tensile properties.