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Posted on: 6/13/04 6:58 PM
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This is a tip I learned from a Claire Shaefer pattern from Vogue. Use top quality embroidery thread for your top stitching, including button holes. It makes an amazing difference. I used to use regular thread and a triple stitch (on my bernina) to get the top stitching to show up, but this is not necessary if you use good thread.

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OP Gal said... (11/11/06 7:36 AM) Reply
This is a very interesting tip, and I want to try it because I think topstitching can make or break the look of a garment. However, I'm only familiar with one brand of embroidery thread, and that's DMC. What do you consider top quality embroidery thread, and where do you get it?
Diana M said... (7/9/04 1:46 AM) Reply
Great idea; thanks for sharing it!
ImSewMom said... (6/26/04 9:40 AM) Reply
Good tip. I've used embroidery thread on buttonhole for my kids' smocked dresses and I like it very much.
Mary Stiefer said... (6/15/04 9:23 AM) Reply
I have recently done this with two tops that I made. They were both made from the same white polyester knit. On one I put a piece of embroidery on each flounced short sleeve and then used embroidery thread to match for topstitching around the neckline. It looks great. Love this idea.
Zimbo said... (6/14/04 1:39 PM) Reply
Thank you. Must remember the next time, havn't thought about if before.
candyo said... (6/14/04 2:53 AM) Reply
Thank you!! My next project might involve topstitching if I get brave, if so I'll use your tip.
PVA said... (6/13/04 8:38 PM) Reply
Thank you, drsue for reminding me about that. I did it a few times many years ago, then kind of forgot about it. It would have been a nice touch on a top I just finished. Oh well, move on!
Jennifer shaw said... (6/13/04 7:22 PM) Reply
Thank you for the tip!
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