This blog is a place to archive project processes and techniques from Painted Threads with descriptions of how work was produced. I am including comments that contain questions and answers pertaining to the work from many of the original blog posts.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Sewing Metal

I know some people might be afraid to sew metal on their sewing machine, so to dispel any fears I thought I would make a short video demonstrating how I sew metal on my Fiesta Ornaments.

I want the thread to show up well against the metal so I use a bright colored heavy weight cotton thread in the top and a matching color thread in the bobbin. Generally I use a top stitch needle, but often I just sew it with whatever needle I have in the machine with no problem.


  1. Yay! This is great! I found you on Flickr and was wanted to know about the metal sewing.Yours is officialy my new favorite blog.
    Thanks so much for sharing.

  2. Thanks for making the video! It's so much easier to see a demo of how you do that! =)

  3. Hi Judy!

    Yesterday I posted an entry on my blog with a link to this video.

    Would you let me know if that's OK?


    Nancy Ward


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