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Cheiri
« on: October 09, 2010 07:50:14 PM »

I've never formally learned how to sew, and it shows. My tailoring is quite awful, and one of the biggest problems I have is what to do with all of the loose threads. For example, if you sew something or whatever and then snip off the thread at the end, you're left with a few inches of string and if you cut it on both sides it will just slip off or something. It's probably a stupid question, but it'll help me tremendously.

Thanks in advance for any help!
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« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2010 08:49:39 PM »

If you backstitch a couple times, it shouldn't fall apart even if you snip the thread. I get a little obsessive with it and always pull all the threads through to the wrong side of the fabric, tie the matching threads to each other, then snip close to the knot.
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Cheiri
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2010 06:19:18 AM »

Yeah, I do backstitch a little and my things haven't fallen apart, they've just looked rather messy with all the pieces of threads everywhere. Thank you, I'll try your method out  Grin
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