One of the patterns I have for Addie’s doll is for Cowboy Boots. This first pair isn’t going to be the best but she’s going to be thrilled with them.
I made the first boot just to make sure I could figure it all out so today I have to make the second one, then glue the soles on. Hopefully by this evening, I’ll have a picture of finished boots.
I’m not happy about the thread not showing up well. I’m using hand quilting thread but I think with the thicker “fabric”, the thread sinks in too much. I’ve loosened the top tension and tried all the threads I have here to see if anything else worked better but nothing I have on hand works any better.
Last night on Facebook, friends suggested upholstery thread, Perle cotton and Superior’s Topstitch thread. I don’t think I can get any of that thread locally but I know I’m not going out any time soon. With coronavirus cases going up in Texas, and even in our area, we’re staying home. Mostly I’m concerned that I don’t want to get sick while Addie is here or when I still need to drive back to Missouri to get her home so I’m going to be a little more cautious than I would normally be. So, the thread on the boots is what it is and for now, that’s the best I can do. I have plenty of the fabric so when I do come up with a better thread option, I can make another a pair.
All that matters is that Addie loves them and that makes me happy.