Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Moving Along

Finished hemming all three pair of jeans last night.  Feels good to have them done and not hanging over my head.  When I was looking for a larger needle to put in the machine, I found a size 18 that I didn't know I had.  I thought I would have to use a 16.  Using that 18 needle really made a difference.  It went through the heavy denim seams much better than I remember the 16 going through.  I sewed them on one of the old Kenmore machines.  I doubt any of the newer machines could have done the job.

I didn't have any jeans thread, which is a heavier thread, so I went over the stitching twice.  It made it look thicker and I think adds some strength to the hem.

Now I'm going to move on to the next four patch strip in purple.

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