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Hand-Sew without Snags

submitted by Cheri Dowd
from Threads #132

I recently embellished a garment with hand-stitched beads and sequins, but my thread kept getting caught on the beads I had already attached. To prevent this, I drape fabric (any type of lightweight fabric would be suitable) over my work. First, I pin one end of the fabric under the project. Then I fold it over the offending beads without covering the area I’m about to stitch. It is easy to move the fabric as my stitching progresses, and this simple solution allows me to easily hand-stitch and maneuver my thread without it getting snagged in my beading.

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  1. carpinska | | #1

    What a great tip.

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