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5 Tips for Trouble-free Hand Sewing | Video

Make hand sewing enjoyable with these easy-to-follow guidelines.

Oct 25, 2018
Whether you like to speed-sew on a machine or slowly craft a couture garment, you’ll need to sew by hand at some point in nearly every project. Make your hand sewing more efficient and enjoyable with these tips from Threads Contributing Editor Susan Khalje. A couture sewing expert with years of experience in hand sewing, Susan recommends the best thread length and explains how to knot the thread, how to avoid twisting thread, and how—and when—to apply beeswax. Hand sewing doesn’t have to feel like a chore if you’ve learned the best ways to avoid or troubleshoot problems.

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  1. user-146616 November 6th

    My grandmother taught me to thread a knot like your method in the 1950's. Thanks for the memory!

  2. JaneInKC November 1st

    What a LOT of good tips - many thanks!

  3. User avater sew4th October 31st

    Good to learn that waxing thread is not always necessary or desirable. And I especially liked the way you showed to knot thread. So much faster than tying a knot! Thanks!

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