…what happens to single thread embroidery floss in various colors, bought by mistake?Nothing, for a long time….if it wasn’t for these drawstring bags that needed some cords on top.
How To Make Twisted Cord
I tried making diy twisted cord and ended up with several yards of nicely twisted cord. I used 5 threads each time, and luckily, it went quite well.
My mom taught me how to make the cords; my sister and I kept making them, and used them for I-don’t-know-what… Well, then I grew up (not so very much though 😉 and forgot all about these. Until recently.
How To Make Twisted Cord from Embroidery Floss Or Yarn
- I cut 5 strands of single thread embroidery floss in the same color.
- I placed all 5 threads together on the table so they were all lined up,
- and tied a knot at one end to keep them secured together.
- then I tied the knot side on a fixed on a hook to hold it firm and steady.
- Pulling on the other end of the threads, I started twisting the threads in one direction.
- Keep twisting. Continue to twist consistently in the same direction.
- Once you’ve twisted enough, the cord will start twisting on itself, so you need to keep pulling on the cord.
- With loose end firmly held in one hand, I grabbed the midpoint of tehthread and folded the twisted cord in half, still pulling.
- It will naturally twist on itself and make a nice looking twisted cord.
If you need a sturdier cord, you might want to try thicker material, thick wool works great.