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Designer heavy top stitching (Tip/Technique)
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Posted on: 12/6/09 9:31 AM
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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Sew Shy said...
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!
12/6/09 11:39 AM
j222b said...
i will try this one. thanks!
12/6/09 3:40 PM
Teeavilnor said...
Great thanks for the info blending colors.
12/6/09 4:16 PM
Knitters Delight said...
Funny. My KwikSew pattern had this listed for the pants I just made. It works great! Thanks for sharing.
12/18/09 3:49 AM
Alice said...
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?
1/12/10 2:28 PM

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