Hello everyone! Today I’m going to show you how to decorate a pouch using different weight threads.
When I first started sewing, I had no clue thread came in different weights. I thought all thread was the same until I was introduced to Aurifil.
What a game-changer!
Let’s look at my decorated pouch:
The flowers sewn onto the pouch are all created by the same color but in different weights. Yes, the weight makes a difference.
I used four different weights when making this pouch. I used natural white (2021) in the following weights: 28 wt, 12 wt, 40 wt, and 50 wt.
Let’s explore some more:
28 wt (gray spool):
It’s the second heaviest weight thread that Auriful offers and is perfect for projects such as hand applique, blanket stitch, Machine embroidery, and quilting.
12 wt (red spool):
The heaviest weight thread Aurifil offers are perfect for hand embroidery, embellishments, Sashiko, and machine art quilting.
I love how thick this thread is. Perfect for Sashiko stitching which I love.
40 wt (green spool):
Is a slightly thicker weight and is used for sewing bags, garments topstitching, and machine applique. This is slowly becoming my favorite.
50 wt (orange spool):
This is my go thread for everything, which might change. It a strong and thin thread that is flat and leaves crisp seams. It’s used for almost everything, such as EPP, machine embroidery, whole cloth, mico quilting, and needle turn applique. I love how this thread sinks into the material.
After using all of these different weights, I now understand what they look like together and will let out and try them instead of always reaching for the 50 wt.
Stitching the design:
- Thread the top thread with one of the three threads: 12 wt, 28 wt, or 40 wt.
- Load the bobbin with the 50 wt thread.
- Decide on a decorative stitch that comes with your sewing machine. On the BERNINA 570 QE, I used decorative stitch 1108.
- With each new decorative stitch, I switch out the different weight threads.
- Once the stitching is completed, make the pouch.
Such an amazing layer of texture from the different thread weights. What is your favorite thread weight? What are you most comfortable using? Is there a weight that you would love to try? I would love to hear all about it.
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