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theoddone
May 18th, 2015, 06:42 PM
I do apologize. "Seam" is likely not the proper word; but, I did not know what else to call it.

I like this little coin purse; but, as you can see on the inside, where the zipper is, you can see the black thread where it was sewn. Is there a way to cover this up? Maybe with fabric paint...? Or is there an easier method?

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TJ1985
May 18th, 2015, 06:51 PM
I'm not sure it'd be exactly easier, but you could take the purse to a store and pick a thread that color matches the zipper. Then you could stitch alongside the zipper, making sure it's held firm, and remove the black thread. Or, sew right on top of the black thread with a slightly thicker diameter than the black, hiding it that way.

I need to qualify this by saying, I can sew on a button, usually. I'm no sewing maestro. :(

Sonata
May 18th, 2015, 07:42 PM
It is indeed a pretty little purse but as the stitching is on the inside I do not understand why you feel the need to cover it. If, however, it showed on the outside when the purse is zipped, then I too would want to cover the black stitching.

I would be extremely hesitant to follow TJ's suggestion of re-stitching in a matching colour and removing the original stitching, as being so small you would have to sew it by hand. From the look of it that zip has been machine sewn and machine stitching is usually much stronger than if done by hand.

PiP
May 18th, 2015, 07:58 PM
Fabric paint would be far the easiest option although probably not the cheapest. I think what I would do is pick up one of the lighter colours from the purse and then weave' the thread through the black cotton. Actually, fabric paint would look better LOL

Bloggsworth
May 18th, 2015, 08:07 PM
Are you wanting us to critique the piece, or have you strayed into the wrong forum?

Sonata
May 18th, 2015, 08:40 PM
Fabric paint would be far the easiest option although probably not the cheapest. I think what I would do is pick up one of the lighter colours from the purse and then weave' the thread through the black cotton. Actually, fabric paint would look better LOL

PiP - those black stitches are tiny and even with the finest sewing needle I do not think it would be possible to "weave" a lighter colour thread through them. Having done a lot of hand-sewing in the past I speak from experience.

Regarding fabric paint, TBH I do not know of it.

Ariel
July 7th, 2015, 10:26 PM
Maybe take some ribbon you like that coordinates well with the colors, etc and glue it over the seam? I'm not a seamstress myself so I don't know how that'd hold up.

John_O
July 18th, 2015, 11:30 PM
When I see something about sewing I always think back to when I sewed a harley patch on the pant leg of a pair of jeans I had. Didn't have a machine just thread & needle. 3 hours and a pint of blood later I was so proud of that patch ! LOL

TJ1985
July 18th, 2015, 11:54 PM
When I see something about sewing I always think back to when I sewed a harley patch on the pant leg of a pair of jeans I had. Didn't have a machine just thread & needle. 3 hours and a pint of blood later I was so proud of that patch ! LOL


Hehe, when I have to sew on a button or mend a seam I make a mild modification to the aviation line "It's a good landing if you can walk away from it". If, after sewing on a button, I'm not too dizzy to put away my meager sewing kit then I'm very proud of myself, lol. For me, it's a good sewing job if I can survive it. :P