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Avoid twisted thread when sewing by hand (Tip/Technique)
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Posted by: victoriaj
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Posted on: 4/26/04 1:57 PM
I recently read this tip in a book:
If you thread the needle with the end of the thread that comes off the spool first (instead of the end you cut), you are sewing with the spiral rather than against. I tried it and it does seem to help avoid the twisty knots.

Of course, Thread Heaven wax helps also.
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SewVeryTall said...
Good tip, it does really help. I always do this, and I also knot that end before cutting the thread off the spool. If you should take thread from a bobbin for hand sewing, do the opposite.
4/27/04 5:34 AM
Ann C said...
Have not tried Thread Heaven, but beeswax works well for me.
4/27/04 8:50 AM
Joann Eidhoff said...
When I hand sew buttons on I always thread both ends of the thread into the needle and then form a loop at the eye of the needle. The thread never twists this way. (This is an old 4-H hint that I've been using longer that I wouldliketo admit.)
4/28/04 9:34 AM
SewVeryTall said...
Joann...that is truly a new one for me. I'm wondering how big the eye of your needle is, to accomplish the threading without going insane! ;) I will try it, though. p.s. my comment above is for single thread hand sewing.
4/29/04 5:37 AM
May May said...
Thanks for that tip! I normally use the wax, but sometimes it builds up and get stuck in the eye of the needle.
5/10/04 9:59 PM
ms.gerri said...
gerat thought, I will try as I do a lot of aew at work. The twisty thread slow down my work.
6/26/04 11:32 AM
serendpd said...
This is the kink of tip I like! Unexpectantly simple. Thanx
5/22/07 1:38 AM
serendpd said...

5/22/07 1:41 AM
serendpd said...
I like this tip! Thanx
5/22/07 1:41 AM
j2anna said...
Great explanantion. Thanks
10/21/07 10:23 AM

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