Hello everyone! Kymona here with a quick and fun way to use Altenew's Metallic Thread!
Metallic thread is beautiful and glittery but, at times, can be a bit difficult to sew with when using a sewing machine. Sewing by hand is a very therapeutic alternative.
Today, I'm going to show you how to Sashiko stitch using the Antique Gold thread from the set.
Take a look at my handsewn pincushion using metallic thread:
Super neat, right?! Very elegant and useful for anyone who sews via hand or machine.
- Altenew Metallic Thread Set
- Linen fabric
- White Thread
- Fusible Fleece Interfacing
- Sashiko needle
- Serrated Tracing Wheel
- Needle threader
- Pouncing Powder
- Point Turner
- Thread Conditioner (optional)
From start to finish, this project takes 30 minutes to an hour, depending on the pattern design you choose.
Here's how to create using metallic thread:
Decide which color fabric will be the top layer.
Cut the fabric to 7 inches x 7 inches.
Place the pattern on top of the cut fabric.
Use the serrated tracing wheel and trace all of the lines.
Pounce some of the powder on top of the design.
Then wipe across, making sure the dust goes through each hole.
Take a peek without lifting the entire pattern. If you can see the whole design, you are ready to start stitching.
Thread the needle with the antique gold metallic thread.
Following the lines, stitch small stitches without intersecting any of them until you completed the entire picture.
Note: If you are using fabric that is heavier then linen, you can use a thread conditioner to smooth out the metallic thread so that it will move through the material with ease.
Now its time to use the sewing machine:
Trim the piece down to 5 inches x 5 inches.
Cut the second piece of linen and two pieces of fusible fleece interfacing to 5 inches x 5 inches.
Fuse one linen square to one fusible fleece. Repeat for the other linen square.
Right sides together, stitch a 1/4 inch straight line around the entire piece leaving a 3-inch hole for turning.
Clip the corners to reduce bulk and turn the piece inside out.
Push out the corners using a point turner.
Fold the open inwards and iron the entire piece.
Fill with polyfill to your liking.
Hand-stitch an invisible stitch to close the opening using the metallic thread.
Add your pins, and you're ready to sew!
I hope this project has inspired you to sew something using the new metallic thread. Would you try sewing something using this beautiful antique gold metallic thread? I would love to hear your thoughts. If you would like to see another project using thread that I created, click here.