VIDEO | HOW TO MAKE A THREAD LOOP FOR A BELT OR BUTTON

 

WHAT IS A THREAD LOOP?

A thread loop is basically a chain stitch. It is created using the same thread color of the garment you are applying it to. A thread loop can make an almost invisible buttonhole at a neckline, above the back zipper or a keyhole opening. It is also applied at the waistline of a dress or blouse to hold a belt in place.

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WHAT YOU'LL NEED

Your Project
Needle + Thread
Fabric Marker
Scissors
Ruler

HOW TO

1. Cut a long piece of thread (about two arm lengths) and fold it in half.

2. Place the folded end of the thread in the eye of the needle and bring it down to meet the ends. Knot the threads at the end.

3. Decide where you want the thread loop to go. Mark the start and end point of the thread loop.

4. From the wrong side of the fabric, bring the needle and thread through, at the starting point.

5. Stitch a few threads on the right side of the fabric and form a loop.

6. Holding the loop open with your fingers, draw the thread through the loop using your middle finger.

7. Pull it tight until the loop is closed and forms a chain stitch.

8. To check if you’ve reached the desired length, bring the thread loop up to the end point.

9. To close off the thread loop, slip the needle through the last loop.

10. Bring the needle and thread through to the wrong side.

11. On the wrong side, stitch a few threads and form a loop.

12. Slip the needle and thread through the loop and pull tight. Do this a couple times to make sure the thread doesn’t come undone.

13. Clip the Threads

DONE!


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