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Now go forth and wear you new jeans knowing that they are perfectly hemmed!

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    Nov 16, 2011, 08.50 PMby downhighway61

    This has been incredibly helpful, thank you!

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      Dec 13, 2011, 07.16 PMby cweeks

      Glad it helped you! Love to hear that!

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    Mar 8, 2011, 11.51 PMby debw

    Yes, absolutely you can use a denim needle with the topstitching thread in the needle. If your machine can’t stitch through all the heavy layers, you can also serge or overcast the raw edge and stitch over that. Stitching from the top is trickier as you have to be careful to not miss the under layer, but is a superior result with most machines.

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      Mar 10, 2011, 02.14 PMby cweeks

      Yep I think it just depends on your machine and your top stitching abilities. In my machine the gold heavy thread just does not like to be top thread and this was an easy work around that problem.

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    Mar 8, 2011, 11.11 PMby bluewisteria

    Consider modifying your stitch length to match your original. Do some trial runs on the bits you cut off to test the results.

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    Mar 8, 2011, 10.41 PMby peaches2218

    Why should the topstitching thread be a bobbin thread only? If you use a thicker needle, shouldn’t that be enough?

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      Mar 10, 2011, 02.12 PMby cweeks

      I use it as the bobbin only so that I can sew on the inside of the pants at the edge of the hem and it show nicely on the outside. You can try a heaver needle but in my experience with my machine it tangles and gets stuck no matter what type of needle you use.

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    Mar 5, 2011, 09.17 AMby ma21cuteboy

    I am a shorty and hate that I have to either take them to get hemmed or let them sit in my closet;( Now I can do them myself! Thanks;}

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    Feb 17, 2011, 04.50 PMby asrflys

    Thank you for this! Simple yet complete and perfect for a beginner like me.

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      Feb 19, 2011, 01.33 PMby cweeks

      So glad you got something from it! Happy Sewing!

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