Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Handsewing Tip

I was padstitching my pretty collar for my Morning Dress coat this morning when something crossed my mind.  How many of you iron your thread?  I'm serious.  I've been made fun of before for doing this, but it really makes a difference in handsewing.  After you run thread through your wax line it up on your board and run it under your iron (I use a press cloth).  It melts the wax into the thread, making it stronger and less likely to knot and tangle.  The wax also isn't lumpy or flaky afterward.  It's little steps like these that seem to take a long time in the moment, but the time saved in not having to detangle thread makes it worth it.

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