I’m sure you’ve seen poorly-applied hooks, eyes and snaps on garments that are otherwise beautifully sewn – and I always think, what a shame! Not only are they not so nice to look at, they quickly work themselves loose (the metal saws through the thread), and they end up hanging there, partially sewn on and not particularly useful.
You can easily put into practice what couture does best – combine form with function – and sew them on securely and beautifully.
To attach them, I use a simple variation of the stitch you normally use. It’s actually a half-hitch, and it’s one of a series of what I think of as locking stitches. And, best of all, it’s easy and fun to do.
Begin by coating your thread with beeswax (run it through the beeswax a couple of times). But that’s not quite enough – you’ll need to…
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