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jeans sewing thread

tricone | Posted in General Discussion on

I am making a skirt out of old jeans and i have suddenly realized that i don’t have the correct “jeans thread” to finish the project.
Do you know where i can get some of this thread? They are standard jeans with a yellow/orange colored thread . But i would like to use “jeans thread” that is already used in them to make the skirt look more authentic.
Any links to websites etc would be helpful. Or shops.
Many thanks.



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    JunkQueen | | #1

    Here is a Google search result form the query "jeans thread". Looks as if there are plenty of options there. Hope this helps.


  2. Ralphetta | | #2

    From past experience I can tell you that there is not standard color. If you look closely you will see that the color varies from brand to brand. Each time I have to alter jeans I am faced with the "hunt" for just the right shade. I am staring at numerous nearly full spools of gold/ochre thread. Just be sure you have the right weight.

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      JunkQueen | | #3

      As long as she uses one color throughout the sewing of this skirt, you are correct. Just choose one of the correct weight. It'll never be noticed on a galloping horse.

      1. tricone | | #4

        thanks all for your response, yes i will check weight, never thought there could be so many different colours out there.

      2. Teaf5 | | #5

        "A galloping horse!"  My mother used to say that when I was worried about getting my skirt hems straight; thanks for the very fond memory.

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          JunkQueen | | #6

          One of my mother's favorite sayings, too. :)

  3. sewhappy123 | | #7

    I would use a good thread like guttermon. (May not of spelled that right) I have had success with it with blue jean material. It is a strong lasting thread. I would probably use a heavy weight thread for your jean skirt project. I usually use white bobbin thread though, if you notice all the bobbin thread on jean material is white. Good luck.

  4. Teaf5 | | #8

    For topstitching jeans, I like to use upholstery thread; it's almost as thick as the thread on rtw jeans and comes in a variety of colors. 

    To match Levis brand jeans that I have to alter for self and family, I use Coats & Clark color: QB 83F.  I matched it to a pair I was wearing to the store, and then labelled the spool so that I always know which one to grab at the last minute.

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