Online Sewing Class: Fit the Tee to a T
SIGNUP - FREE Membership and 1 FREE Sewing Lesson
| FAQ | Login

Tips & Techniques > Designer heavy top stitching

Viewed 5528 times
Posted by: Passion4Sewing
photo
Friend of PR

 
 
About Passion4Sewing starstarstar
SC USA
Member since: 9/21/08
Reviews: 229 (tips: 30)
Skill level:Advanced
Favored by: 29 people
more...
Report a problem with this review
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.)

<< Previous    Next >>

Merchants on PR

Elliott Berman Textiles


Fabrics for Greater Ideas
Deals!

O! Jolly! Shop


Sweater knit fabrics
Deals!

Amulet Swim Fabrics


Poly/PBT swimwear fabric
Web site

Add Tip/Technique    Read All Tip/Techniques


5 Comments
Login to Add a Comment
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!
 
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
        
Online Class
Create a Jacket Muslin
Create a Jacket Muslin

Class Details

Online Class
Altering Pants
Altering Pants

Class Details

Petite Plus D202 DVD

Petite Plus D202 DVD

Pattern Details
Christine Jonson Keyhole Top & Pants for Wovens

Christine Jonson Keyhole Top & Pants for Wovens

Pattern Details

Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Shipping Rates | Returns & Refunds | Contact Us | About | New To PR | Advertising

Copyright © 2015 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.