I hope you are all safe from hurricane Sandy and my heart goes out to all those affected. We even experienced severe weather here in Michigan! I made it to the beach yesterday and after getting stuck in the sand with our SUV, I was able to snap a few shots. Unbelievable waves on Lake Michigan, over 20 footers. I think I’ll pass on fishing for a few days 🙂
Now onto sewing …. more specifically topstitching. Topstitching jackets and jeans are not only a designer touch; this has become a main focus in today’s fashion. The more creative the topstitching the more expensive your garment looks. On that note, have you ever finished a great looking jacket only to discover you can’t find a matching color in the thick topstitching thread? Would you like to hem your favorite jeans – again not being able to match the original jean thread color. This video shows you an easy way to solve that problem, using two spools of Coats & Clark polyester thread and a #14 denim jean needle. You will even get a peek at the automatic needle threader on the Brother Dreamweaver XE, yes it even works with 2 threads! Enjoy 🙂
Brother™ has provided me with the DreamWeaver XE, but all opinions expressed are entirely my own.
Yesterday when I went to collect my mail it was a usual mailbox full of sale flyers but it also included my package I had been waiting for from ABO Apparel, LLC. Yes it was my package from Angela Wolf my DVD of Make Your Own Jeans. I was waiting on the release of her jeans patterns and thought I would use that time to view her DVD and make notes. I was so delighted I had to open my package immediately. To my surprize the package also included a pattern for her Angel Boot cut Jeans and a note from Angela. I won a FREE pattern! Now that fabulous!
I wouldn’t have guessed to use two threads to create a topstitching thread! That certainly opens up color options for topstitching!
I know and it looks really good. I use this technique on my jackets – sometimes with 3 spools.
thanks for sharing your knowledge with us
Your welcome, thanks for watching it! 🙂