How to Tie a Tailors Knot

Your favorite shirt has a hole in it? Time to get out the sewing kit! This article teaches you how to tie a tailor's knot on your needle. Professional tailors use it to make their work fabulous. Why can't you?

Steps

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    Collect your thread and needle.
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    Get about a yard of thread. Do this by holding the spool in your hand with your arm out stretched. Take the end of the thread with your other hand and pull it to your nose while your head is turned away from the spool.
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    Cut the thread.
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    String your thread through the eye of your needle. (The hole)
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    Put both of the ends together so the tread is doubled.
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    Lick your index finger. (Left if you're right handed, right if you're left handed)
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    Start about an inch from the ends of the thread and wrap the thread around your index finger until it crosses once.
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    Pinch your index and thumb together so you are squeezing the cross and move your index finger back and forth on your thumb tip.
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    When your thread is about to slip off your finger stop it with your middle finger and pull the extra one inch of thread. Hope the string catches on a twist in your thread.

Tips

  • Remember any blob is a good blob!
  • When wrapping the string around your index finger wrap it loosely.
  • It will take a while to get this so don't get frustrated and give up too soon!
  • Don't take the thread off from your index finger too quickly!

Warnings

  • Be careful with the needle.
  • It will take practice to get the hang of this.

Article Info

Categories: Knot Tying