Review of Gütermann Professional Jeans Thread

October 4, 2019 at 11:04 am 1 comment

Hi everyone!

Thought I’d pop on with a review of some Professional Jeans Thread that I was kindly sent from Gütermann to test out.

They are polyester threads in 6 different shades and have a gorgeous sheen to them. They are a substantial thread- which you obviously need because it’s going through jean/denim fabric and initially I was wondering if my fairly basic domestic Singer sewing machine would handle it. I needed a new skirt, and I love upcycling clothes so decided to make another ‘2 pairs of jeans into one skirt!

To start off- buy a pair of jeans that are your correct size as these will be the ones around your waist and hips. Find a matching ( or contrasting!!) pair of jeans that aren’t too skinny as you need plenty of fabric to become the centre of your skirt.

When I’ve made these previously, accepted wisdom is that you simply cut up against the seam on the inside legs but it does fray for quite a while, so instead, I unpicked it. You can see in this photo the unpicked front and the back already has jeans material inserted. You need to unpick all the way up towards the fly until the seam up to the fly is able to lay flat- you can see it on this next pic if you look closely.

Now simply cut around the top of the other pair of jeans so you have as long a length of leg as possible. You want to cut along the outside seam this time, as the inner seam will form the middle – or simply pick the seam that looks the best. Lay it carefully under the carefully flattened legs and match up the bottom of the new leg with the bottom of the main skirt seams. Then pin. And pin. And pin. Trust me- you want these seams to be laid out correctly and then get sewing!

The thread….it sewed like a dream. It went through the fabric easily with the help of a jeans needle and I had no issues with it at all. It’s gorgeously strong and I’m not going to be worried about the strength of my seams anytime soon!

I do love making my clothing unique- and I had a fabric sample I’d been given which epitomises my love of classic literature, and made me feel a little Austen-esque ( despite the clothes being the wrong period) as I gazed at the majestic houses on the fabric. I simply cut a rough larger shape tracing around the back pockets. Then sew ( still with the Gütermann jeans thread) and press. These pictures are pre-pressed!!

Isn’t the fabric gorgeous!!

My one slight complaint…and this is me being ultra fussy is that there is no RED thread. I do love a contrast and sewed my last skirt in contrast thread along the seams. It really gives dimension to your project! I wouldn’t be adverse to a bright orange or teal either 😂.

All in all, I thoroughly recommend the thread. Beautiful quality, feels super strong and a quality brand you can rely on. Oh- and if you’re less enamoured with fast fashion ( like me) do give the jeans skirt a go. I got 2 pairs from a charity shop for less than £7 and it took me about 2 hours to sew. A new skirt on less than an afternoon without a pattern is my kind a me-sew!!

I’d love to hear if any of you have tried the threads!

See you soon!

Keren x

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  • 1. Ruth  |  October 20, 2019 at 11:46 am

    Oh love your projects and I have never sewn denim other than thin stuff to make a bag. This is brilliant and I really love the added touch of Pemberley on your pocket 🙂 xx

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