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Posted on: 12/6/09 9:31 AM
Review Rating: Helpful by 3 people   Very Helpful by 16 people   
Someone told me this tip and I will pass it on as it works great. I find top-stitching with the heavier threads on denim can be difficult. What works like a breeze is to put TWO threads thru the needle. Bobbin can be the same as usual. Using two threads gives you a chance to blend colors to match existing stitiching (for alterations.)

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Alice said... (1/12/10 2:28 PM) Reply
Luv it! Thanks. What sized needle do you use. How well do the two top thread mesh? I've been planning to make a monogram on a shirt pocket with two threads...one thread looks bad. I don't have an embroidery machine but have a Kenmore which does letters. Will a rayon thread give better results than then regular machine thread?
Knitters Delight said... (12/18/09 3:49 AM) Reply
Funny. My KwikSew pattern had this listed for the pants I just made. It works great! Thanks for sharing.
Teeavilnor said... (12/6/09 4:16 PM) Reply
Great thanks for the info blending colors.
j222b said... (12/6/09 3:40 PM) Reply
i will try this one. thanks!
Sew Shy said... (12/6/09 11:39 AM) Reply
Great idea! I've just about given up looking for the perfect color topstitching thread at my local Joanns, so this tip comes at a perfect time for me. Thanks!
 
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