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Posted on: 10/5/03 2:54 PM
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Support Threads that Break Easily

If you occassionally use specialty threads for decorative topstitching or embellishment such as metallics, shiny rayons, or variegated specialty threadsÖ..hereís a way I add support so they donít break easily.

1. Make sure to use a topstitch or embroidery style machine needle, as they have an elongated eye especially made for this purpose.

2. Run a second thread of clear monofilament through your machine using a second spool pin at the top.

3. Thread both the specialty thread and the monofilament through your needle together.

This adds the support needed, you canít see the clear thread, and the fancy, yet-temperamental specialty threads seem to get structural support.

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ShereeSews said... (10/6/03 7:30 PM) Reply
Yes, Deepika....clear monofilament thread is sold in the thread area of most fabric shops. It is soft, pliable, and made for sewing.....It is much different than fishing line.
Deepika said... (10/6/03 2:44 PM) Reply
Sheree is monofilament the invisible thread sold at joanns? Great tip by the way!
Tee Jay said... (10/6/03 7:26 AM) Reply
I've never heard that either! Thanks!
joan said... (10/5/03 7:44 PM) Reply
Thanks, Sheree, that sounds like a great tip and it is new to me.
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