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Posted on: 10/11/05 1:20 AM
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In the Readers Digest Complete Guide to Sewing in the chapter about hand stitches they describe an "Arrowhead tack".

I find that I use it all the time. Most of my skirts have inverted pleats at the back and in order to prevent the top of the pleat from coming undone I sew the arrowhead tack at the top of the pleat. This used to be done many years ago and somehow is not fashionable any more.



There is always a fair amount of strain at this point and the tack certinly does help. I use embroidery cotton.

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regine said... (12/20/09 7:58 AM) Reply
Hi Atallah, I have now changed the photo and you will be able to see how to make the tack, good luck.
Atallah said... (12/19/09 8:17 PM) Reply
I don't know how to make and arrowhead tack and was looking for some kind of instruction I quess.
regine said... (10/11/05 11:16 AM) Reply
That is exactly what I meant, what a lovely website, thanks again
regine said... (10/11/05 11:13 AM) Reply
thanks a lot Mary - after I wrote the tip I realised that it may not have been too clear but I did mention the Readers Digest Book. Suppose not everyone has the book!!!
Mary Stiefer said... (10/11/05 10:34 AM) Reply
Not everyone knows what an "arrowhead tack" is. I assume you are doing this by hand. I have a reference - for anyone who is interested - it is also called "Sprat's Head" stitch. Here is a link to vintage sewing that might help by showing a view of this stitch - http://www.vintagesewing.info/1940s/4x-lgcm/lgcm-21.html#sprat
 
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