Quick Tip from my Studio


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.

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s