Monday, April 26, 2010

Sewing thick seams

Sewing thick seams can result in skipped stitches, ruining the look of your finished seam or hem. Repairing jeans, or hemming denim is such a time I call out the reinforcement. I use the jean-a-ma-jig.

I have been cutting up old jeans and making skirts, and purses. This tool comes in quite handy. If you don't have one, use a thick piece of cardboard, or a stack of sticky notes. Anything to raise the height of the foot.


First, place the tool behind and under the presser foot. Begin sewing across the seam. After a few stitches, pull it from behind and place it in front. Continue sewing until off the seam.


Bernina, Viking, and other companies special tool for their machines. If you don't have them, try the Jean-a-Ma-Jig, or some raised cardboard, or even the sticky notes. Your seams will not have those skipped stitches.

Happy Stitchery!
Charlene

7 comments:

Feltmaker said...

I love you for this post 8-)

Charlene - The Sew Box said...

Very welcome! Before getting the jean-a-ma-jig, I used thick cardboard.

Sewfast said...

I love my jean-a-ma-jig with my older machines. My Babylock has a pressure sensing device that adjust for thicker seams.

"Lois Grebowski" said...

That, my dear, is a priceless tip... thank you, thank you, thank you!

Charlene - The Sew Box said...

Sometimes it can be the smallest detail to help us out - glad it will help.

sewiknittoo said...

Ha Ha I bought one of these forever ago and its either that I'm slow or those directions were awful I couldn't understand how to use it for the life of me

Charlene - The Sew Box said...

I am a very visual learner, so need photos to see what they really mean. Now you can grab it when you need it. Love how quick it is.