How do you sew on denim?

What type of stitch is used for denim?

Jeans are constructing mostly using a sewing machine, then coming in with the overlocker to clean up the edges. A 3-thread overlock stitch is all you need to sew this seam, no sense in using extra needle thread with a 4-thread overlock when the sewing machine as already sewn the construction seam.

What thread is best for denim?

Thread. To construct your garment, use an all-purpose polyester thread. For topstitching, switch to an upholstery or topstitching thread. Use a fresh needle when sewing with denim.

How many yards of fabric do I need for a denim jacket?

This specialized fabrique can be purchased from a textile jobber (see Part 1 for more info). The average pair of jeans will require about 1.5 yards of standard denim per pair, and 2.0 yards from a short/selvedge roll.

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