Quick and Fun Way to Use Altenew’s Metallic Thread

by Kymona Tracey

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:

metallic thread supplies

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
  • Pattern
  • Needle threader
  • Pouncing Powder
  • Point Turner
  • Polyfill
  • 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.

tracing the pattern

Pounce some of the powder on top of the design.

Then wipe across, making sure the dust goes through each hole.

pouncing powder

Take a peek without lifting the entire pattern. If you can see the whole design, you are ready to start stitching.

stitching the pattern

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.

stitching with metallic thread

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.

Trimming the fabric

trimming the fabric

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.

right sides together

Clip the corners to reduce bulk and turn the piece inside out.

trim the corners

Push out the corners using a point turner.

Fold the open inwards and iron the entire piece.

Fill with polyfill to your liking.

fill with polyfill

Hand-stitch an invisible stitch to close the opening using the metallic thread.

stitching with metallic thread

metallic thread clover

Add your pins, and you're ready to sew!

metallic thread pincushion

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.


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Tara C Prince June 16, 2020 - 2:34 pm

So very pretty!

Kymona Tracey July 11, 2020 - 9:48 am

Thank you so much Tara!

Carla Hundley June 16, 2020 - 11:58 pm

So pretty and love
to sew. Couldn’t
click to see your
other sewn project.
Carla from Utah

Kymona Tracey July 11, 2020 - 9:49 am

Hello Carla! Thank you so much. I will fix that link. Sewing is so much fun.


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