Finishing a Thread

When finishing a thread the idea is to secure and hide the thread end. There are several ways you can do this, the method you choose will depend on the fabric, thread and stitch you are working.

Method 1

Finishing a thread

Feed the thread through the back of the stitching – weave it backwards and forwards until it is secure. Cut off the remaining thread.

 

 

 

 

Method 2

Finishing a thread method 2

Make two or three slip stitches that will be hidden by the embroidery stitches; feed the end of the thread through the back of the stitching, then cut off the remaining thread.

 

 

 

 

Method 3

finishing a thread method 3

Make two or three tiny stitches on top of each other that will be hidden by the embroidery stitches, or a button, bead or sequin; then cut off the remaining thread.

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