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Couture Thread Chains and Bars

These two finishes can improve any garment.

Video: Jeff Roos, Cari Delahanty. Techbical Editor: Carol Fresia

It’s the fine details that make a couture garment special. They reduce bulk, increase comfort, and make a piece look beautiful inside and out. In this video tutorial, Threads Contributing Editor Susan Khalje shows how to make thread chains and bars. These keep linings in place, anchor lingerie straps, and replace metal bars or eyes for hooks.

Susan discusses how to choose and prepare the thread for a sturdy chain or bar and demonstrates how to form each finish. A key element is to create dense, even stitches so the chain or bar looks attractive and can stand up to plenty of use.

For more on couture finishes, see “Couture Finishes for a Better Fitting Waistband.” 

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