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Video: How to Strengthen Thread for Hand Sewing

Evamarie Gomez and Gary Junken

Thread comes in a variety of thicknesses, lengths, and strengths. In this quick video tutorial, Ruth Ciemnoczolowski shows you a simple way of adding stability and strength to hand-sewing thread that you may use when securing buttons or beads to your garments.

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  1. User avater
    KatMW | | #1

    Using a double thread is smart but if you're not careful enough, you can mess it up.

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    LuvThreadsMagazine | | #2

    Ruth belongs atop the highest peak in sewing-land.

    Her balm can calm thread, and sewer, alike.

    No more double-thread dread here.

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    BobTenant | | #3

    Ook, isn't this a bit obvious? Great video, though

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    evanlynn | | #4

    Nice tips

  5. bcodezinfo12 | | #5

    hand sewing is the best, but you have to be very careful with the technique


  6. user-7181116 | | #6

    I looked up "beading thread" and it comes in many sizes. What size did you use?

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