Question: Can I top stitch with regular thread?

Can you topstitch with embroidery thread?

For lightweight fabrics, silk or embroidery thread may be appropriate. Choose the needle that will deliver the sharpest, most even stitching. Consider a microfiber or sharp needle, or if using topstitching or other heavyweight thread, use a topstitching needle. Use a twin needle for more dramatic impact.

What is the difference between machine embroidery thread and regular thread?

Embroidery thread is a different weight than regular thread. Your embroidery machine is not made to handle the weight of regular sewing thread. It can throw your machine off and cause problems. In addition, regular thread has a lot of lint and can gunk up your embroidery machine.

What is the difference between edge stitching and top stitching?

Topstitching and edgestitching are decorative stitching, which show on the right side of the garment. Topstitching is wider, whereas edgestitching is done close to the seam. Topstitching tends to look more casual and edgestitching more dressy.

Can you top stitch by hand?

Topstitch by hand with a needle and thread. … Although topstitching with a sewing machine is much quicker and often results in a more even appearance, some people prefer the look of topstitching done by hand. Hand topstitching generally is done using a saddle stitch and decorative topstitching thread.

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When should you top stitch?

1. When top-stitching on both sides of the seam line, make sure you finish the raw edges of the seam allowance individually by serging or applying a zigzag stitch. 2. After clean finishing the raw edges, pin and machine stitch the seams together at the desired seam allowance.

How do you keep top stitch straight?

First of all, let me show you how to make straight topstitching close to the fabric edges and keep the stitching line parallel to the edge.

There are some simple rules you need to remember here:

  1. Don’t look at the needle, focus on the white guide bar.
  2. Hold the fabric lightly – don’t pull or push.
  3. Don’t sew very fast also.