I know some people might be afraid to sew metal on their sewing machine, so to dispel any fears I thought I would make a short video demonstrating how I sew metal on my Fiesta Ornaments.
If you double click on the vidcast, it will bring you to the youtube site where you can click on “Watch in high quality” to get a much sharper image. You will have to close the previous window though, otherwise both vidcasts will play at once.
I want the thread to show up well against the metal so I use a bright colored heavy weight cotton thread in the top and a matching color thread in the bobbin. Generally I use a top stitch needle, but often I just sew it with whatever needle I have in the machine with no problem.
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