What thick thread is used to hem blue jeans to give that bold look?

Blue Jean trimming thread.....
What and where can I find the thicker threads for use on blue jeans trim? Need
yesterday.....TIA
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Deloris
Look for "topstitching thread"
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Jo-Anns Fabrics carries it in several colors. You may also want to use a larger needle.
Can't help about your time-travel issue.
HTH,
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BEI Design
You can substitute a couple of thicknesses of regular sewing machine thread for topstitching or jeans thread.
If you want to be official about it, there are some jeans threads around; I've seen them at our larger fabric stores, but not at Joann, though Gutermann topstitch thread might be a good substitute.
If you're like me and far away from a good sewing store, Wawak carries jeans threads in several shades:
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(the heavier thread is Tex 80). (ordinary sewing thread is about Tex 30) Gutermann topstitch/buttonhole thread (Mara 30) is Tex 100.
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For what it's worth, I live in Oregon, and I ordered late Monday night and got my order today, Wednesday.
Kay
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Kay Lancaster
Blue Jean trimming thread.....
What and where can I find the thicker threads for use on blue jeans trim? Need yesterday.....TIA
Hope you can find a top stitching thread and a Jeans Needle! Barbara in FL
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:> Blue Jean trimming thread..... :> :> What and where can I find the thicker threads for use on blue jeans trim? :> Need yesterday.....TIA
:You can substitute a couple of thicknesses of regular sewing machine thread for topstitching or :jeans thread.
:If you want to be official about it, there are some jeans threads around; I've seen them at our :larger fabric stores, but not at Joann, though Gutermann topstitch thread might be a good substitute.
:If you're like me and far away from a good sewing store, Wawak carries jeans threads in several :shades:
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(the heavier thread is Tex 80). :(ordinary sewing thread is about Tex 30) Tex 80 is unlikely to owrk in most domestic machines. It might work in some old straight stitch machines. Tex 70 (#69, in numeric size) is about as big as will work in most home machines (some might have problems with it.). I got some lighter weighter stuff from them, but I can't find it right now.
Most jeans are stitched with cotton covered polyester thread. The cotton fades more than all poly or poly covered poly threads will. Keep that it mind, too.
:For what it's worth, I live in Oregon, and I ordered late Monday night and got my order today, Wednesday.
Wawak/cleaner's supply (they're the same place; same prices, different sales) ships from upstate NY and NV. I think there's a transit time map on the website (there are in the catalogs).
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David Scheidt
Even if it's too heavy for the top of the machine, you can always load it in the bobbin and do the usual setup for bobbin work. Or couch the topstitch thread with a stitch that looks like __|__| on the machine, matching the thread color in the machine to the shell color.
Kay
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Kay Lancaster
Le 30/10/2013 22:44, Deloris a écrit :
Apologies if I am being pedantic but shouldn't that be Which thread not What thread. Duck and run....
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Claire in France

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