Sewing: Knotting a Thread and Threading the Needle

Friday, April 14, 2017

Before you start hand-sewing, you need to put a knot on one end of the thread, and stick the other through a needle. This post is just to keep around so the resource is around.
Attempting to avoid the expert blindspot.



Knotting the End of a Thread

I tend to use two tailor's/pretzel knots stacked right on top of each other, but you can also do a Quilter's knot. Whichever is easier to grasp.


3. Double pretzel knot the end of the thread
4. Thread the needle with the other end.
How To Knot the Thread: A tailor/pretzel knot on top of another tailor/pretzel knot
How To Knot the Thread: Double pretzel knot, done

Threading a Needle
I usually just shove the thread through the needle-eye by hand, with a bit of saliva and hand-eye coordination. But for those lacking that technique, using a needle threader may be a good approach. Just push the threader's wires through the needle-eye, put the thread through the wires, then pull the threader away from the needle. The thread should go with it and your needle should be threaded.

How To Thread a Needle: 1 Supplies
Put needle threader wires through needle-eye, then put thread end through the threader wires
How To Thread a Needle: 2 Put Needle Threader Wires through needle-eye How To Thread a Needle: 3 Put thread end through threader wires
Hold needle and pull threader away from needle
How To Thread a Needle: 4 Hold needle and pull threader away from needle
Pull threader until thread end goes through the needle eye
How To Thread a Needle: 5 Pull threader until thread end goes through the needle eye
How To Thread a Needle: 6 A threaded needle!

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