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Tying a Knot

How to tie a knot for sewing

This could be the most useful thing you’ll learn when hand sewing.  

How to tie a knot

Start by grasping the end of thread between your fore finger and thumb.

Easy sewing skills

Wrap the thread around your finger, crossing it over the end of the thread.  

Correctly tying a knot for stitching

Roll the thread between your thumb and finger, twisting the threads together, until it rolls off the end of your fore finger – but don’t let go! 

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Hand tie a perfect knot

It should still be grasped between your fore finger and thumb.  Pinch higher up the thread between your middle finger and thumb and slide that finger and thumb down the thread pulling the twisted threads into a knot at the end of your thread.  

Tie a hand knot correctly

The more you twist the threads the bigger the knot, if you need an even bigger knot wrap it around your finger twice.  Practice makes perfect!  

Basic sewing skills

Once mastered it’s the quickest way of starting off your thread.  You can conceal this knot on the inside of your work, under a hem or on the back of a seam and it never comes undone.