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Sewing question, thread colour

(Grimm Exhibition) #1

Im about to make a start on sewing some shoulder bags.
Each bag has a different fabric colour back front and lining.
When I do topstitching the thread will show.
Can I use the same colour thread throughout, or is there a rule that says I have to change thread colour to match the bit that Im sewing?
I hope that made sense.

(Sasha Garrett) #2

I don’t think there is a hard and fast rule about this and if it was me I choose a colour thread which contrasts (but yet is aesthetically pleasing) with all the fabrics and then sew the whole thing with that one colour to make the stitching a feature.

(Emma) #3

I agree with Sasha, I love the look of contrasting thread! Could you make 2 and then see which you prefer? x

(Karen Nelson) #4

I would always use the same colour thread but,depending on your fabrics contrasting thread would also look good.

(Helen Healey) #5

There are no rules - it’s your design so you get to make all the choices. Just go with whatever takes your fancy.

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(Grimm Exhibition) #6

Thanks @PocketfulCreations . I think Ive chosen complimentary colours so they will hopefully look ok.