A few readers have asked about this recent exercise in top stitching, so I thought I’d go into more detail.
For a good pop of colour, I used jeans top stitching thread – like this one here – and normal thread in my bobbin. You can see above, the difference in thread width. Which means you definitely need a top stitching needle.
And for top stitching I always lengthen my stitch length by a couple of notches.
I sew with the right side of the make facing up, and carefully use the throat plate guides to ensure that I sew from a consistent distance from my hem.
That’s it. Happy top stitching!