Busy at Stitchknit these days……….posts are few and far between. Here’s a quick tip!
One of my jobs this week reminded me of a tip I use that I don’t see often. I’m hemming lots of jeans these days, and finding the top stitching hard to match….both in color and in the weight.
Something I do to ‘make-do’ when I don’t have thread that is a perfect match is to use more than one spool/cone at a time. Yes, you can do this! You may need to use a needle for your machine that is specifically for top stitching, as they usually have a bigger eye. Just thread both strands together, winding through your thread guides as usual…..thread the needle with both……..and stitch as usual.
This gives a closer weight to the purchased garment, without moving up to a heavy weight thread, that may be too bulky looking.