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How to Sew a Thread Chain

Video Length: 2:11

While on the road at the American Sewing Guild conference we caught up with Threads contributing editor Susan Khalje. In this quick video, Susan Khalje demonstrates how a thread chain, sometimes called a swing tack or a French tack, can hold two layers of fabric together. This couture technique may not be as strong as a thread bar, but will work for many uses.

Also, don't miss Susan's techniques for sewing a thread bar and attaching metal fasteners