This is a quick sewing tip for when you need to sew by hand again – it will take you no time to learn it but will make your hand-stitching project neat! Read on and learn how to start sewing without a knot.
Do you remember trying to hide that knotty end of your thread when you accidentally started sewing from the right side of fabric and pulled the first stitch from the wrong side? Yep, that was happening to me way to often! I was so happy when I found out about this trick.
Since I’ve been hand-sewing a bit more in these weeks (and my camera is never very far away from me), I’ve taken a few shots to show you how to do a no-knot start.
How-To Start Sewing Without A Knot
It’s so easy, really! First, here’s a video slide-show for those of you who prefer video how-tos. Later on, there’s’ a photo tutorial.
Photo Tutorial – How To Start Stitching Without A Knot
1) Cut one long piece of thread and fold it in half. Then, thread the two ends through the needle.
To be honest, sometimes it’s easier to grab the loop end, and thread that one through the needle. Easier to me, you choose your way!
2) Start: Bring the needle out from the back of the fabric (in this case, felt). Do not pull the thread all the way through, the loop should stay nicely visible on the back. (See next image)
3) Position the needle very close to the first stitch and pull it through to the backside:
4) Now, guide your needle through the loop on the backside…
5) ..and pull. Done. Everything is flat, no annoying knots on any side!
Love love love this little trick! Now that I’ve finally managed to get it onto my camera, I’ve even sewn a few missing buttons that had been waiting on my table for a long time. Did I mention this no-knot trick is a huge time saver when sewing buttons by hand?
Save this clever sewing tip and make sure to remember it when you need it: