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2 colour pleated sirt. Thread colour ?

bilston_ | Posted in General Sewing Info on

Im making a black and white pleated skirt. Well actually a black skirt with 10 inverted box pleats, (threads issue 117). So it will look a little like a cheer leader skirt.

Any suggestions on how best to hem the skirt? as black thread will show through on the white, and white thread vice versa. My hand sewing, blind hemming never holds up to well through the wash. I could change the thread from black to white for each pleat.. But im sure there’s a better way! So How would you do it?

thanks 🙂


  1. Beanhi | | #1

    You could try a white thread and use a black fabric marker for the areas that need black thread. Haven't tried it myself -- just an idea I had for a skirt made with a black and white print.

  2. solosmocker | | #2

    As much additional work as it may be, if it were me I would be matching the thread to the fabric. You could do all the black sections first and then all the white ones. I am not sure there are really any other options.

    1. bilston_ | | #3

      thanks :)i think i'll do that, it's not TOO much effort to do all the black first then all the white sections, and it'll be worth it :)

  3. SewNancy | | #4

    As to your hand sewing, are you taking a back stitch or double stitch every 4 stitchs? This is pretty sturdy.

    1. bilston_ | | #5

      no im not very good at hand sewing.. know any good tutorials, websites?

      1. SewNancy | | #6

        LOL i just got the new Threads which has an article on handsewing with great pictures.

  4. MaryinColorado | | #7

    If you haven't made the skirt yet, I suggest invisible polyester thread (not nylon!) it comes in clear for light fabrics and a greyish for darks, try this on a fabric scrap.  I have some by Sulky and YLI but I think most major manufacturers have them.  Good luck on your project, sounds cute.  Mary in Co.

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