What foot do I use to sew denim?

Do you need a special foot to sew denim?

Use a bumper or a leveling foot

When you’re sewing over thick areas, like the place where the two seams cross at the back yoke, your machine might want to stall because of the presser foot being unbalanced.

What stitch should I use for denim?

Use a heavier weight thread (topstitching or upholstery thread works) to topstitch seams from the right side and provide extra support. Use a regular all-purpose thread in the bobbin. Use a longer stitch length. If your denim is the typical heavyweight, jeans sort of denim, lengthen your stitches to about 3mm.

What size needle do you need to sew denim?

Quick Reference Chart

Sewing Machine Needle Type Needle Size Fabric Type
Stretch needles 75 (11) Light lycra, elasticised fabrics
90 (14) Elastic, heavier lycra, elasticised fabrics
Jeans needles 90 (14) Denim, tightly woven fabrics
100 (16) Heavy denim, vinyl, furnishings

How do you sew jeans without breaking the needle?

Depending on the fabric and the construction of the seams, you may need to go slow (very slow) and help the needle through by turning the wheel with your hand. Sewing through full-speed-ahead is what breaks the needles when they come upon a particularly dense section of fabric.

Can brother sew denim?

This machine can sew on denim. When sewing thick fabric like denim, it is suggested to use a size 16 needle and when sewing over seams to run the machine by hand or very slow.

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Does denim need interfacing?

There is no need for thick interfacing because denim fabric has enough stability by itself. For waistbands on very stretchy jeans, chose a knit fusible interfacing.