The last grey fabric I tried to sew with proved impossible to colour match, so I wasn’t hopeful about finding top-stitching thread to go with my current project. The fabric’s a grey denim and I wanted top-stitching thread in the same shade for a subtle effect. I haven’t been able to make it to a physical sewing shop for a while so I crossed my fingers and ordered Gutermann Sew All and Top Stitch in shade 036 online; a colour variously described as “light black”, “dark grey”, “grey”, and “charcoal” by different vendors. And lo and behold it’s almost a perfect match. Funny how these things happen.
11 thoughts on “More colour matching”
small victories! grey and black are both hard to match…
Let me know if you need any shade 701 lol
Perfect! In my experience, sometimes being able to shop in a brick-and-mortar store doesn’t always guarantee a perfect match, anyways, so here’s to ordering every possible match online!!
I end up ordering many spools in various shades, hoping one will work. Since I tend to lean toward certain colors, it does make matching (and eliminating) easier the next time.
Yes, if it hadn’t matched I’d probably have ordered the other shades of grey; I’m a bit wary of adding to the stash but I do sew lots of grey.
Lady Luck smiled!
Pressed send to early
I visited Stone Fabrics in Totnes over the summer (even better than their wonderful on line store) & bought fabric for a coat. The very helpful owner said that if I needed any buttons or a zip I should send her back a small sample of the fabric and she would do her best to match it!
What a lovely offer! I’ve always found Stone Fabrics really friendly on the phone but never had the chance to visit in person – lucky you!
Ha, ha.. thank goodness for a win! no matter how you get it.
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