DIY Sewing with Your Home Sewer

Have you ever wanted to sew with denim in your home, but only have a home sewing machine? Have you ever wondered if you need a more heavy-duty sewing machine? Well, wonder no more! We have the answers!

Can I Sew Denim On My Home Sewing Machine?

Yes, you can. But of course you must use caution and there are some stipulations. The easiest way to sew with denim on your home sewing machine is if you are using the regular dress weight denim and you do not attempt to sew many layers of the fabric at one time.

For the most part, denim is a pretty heavy duty material. So, you will need a sewing machine that is also pretty sturdy. If you have a cheaper sewing machine then you may not like how the project turns out. So be warned! You will need a heavy-duty sewing machine if you want to sew multiple layers of thick denim. This includes sewing the hem of jeans at the seam. Industrial machines do with easily. However some home machines may struggle with that sort of depth.

The Right Needle Is Important

DIY Home SewerWe recommend to go a little slow with your home sewing machine when working with denim. However, using the right needle is equally important. Make sure to change the needle to the appropriate size when moving to a thicker fabric. When you use the right needle with a good, quality thread, then your home sewing machine will likely work great with denim fabric. Especially if you are not doing too many layers.

A walking foot or a feed foot is a great accessory to have when sewing at home. Another accessory to look into is roller feet, which is easy on denim.

Upgrade For Heavyweight Denim

As mentioned, your home sewing machine can work well for many light denim projects. However, if you want to be adventurous and go for more heavy-duty project then we recommend upgrading your machine. If you pan to regularly work with heavyweight denim and want to sew multiple layers at once, then you are better off upgrading to a commercial or industrial grade sewing machine. The front fly and zipper area is an area for denim jeans that may require an industrial sewing machine.

If you plan on using very heavy threads to use for top-stitching or to stitch multiple layers of denim, then you will need to purchase a machine that is designed for those tasks. However, one way to use a heavy thread with a regular sewing machine is to sew the heavy thread in the bobbin. Then use a regular size thread in the top needle. Of course this is simply a work around and the result is less durable. But it can still work!

Contact Us Today

Hyde Park Denim has years of experience in this industry. And we have years of experience working with home sewers. So if you want some affordable denim for a DIY project, then we can help! Check out some more useful tips when working with denim fabric.

For more information about our wholesale denim for sale, please contact us today. We will happily answer any questions or concerns you may have about using denim and how to sew. The number for our office is 917-912-6484. When you call, we can discuss the type of project you plan on doing and help you decide which denim to buy. Our wholesale pricing allows for you to buy enough denim for your home sewing project. So please, do not hesitate to reach out today for the best denim you'll ever buy!