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Sewing Lesson #2 and How to Knot a Thread


I wanted to post a lesson last week before leaving for a business meeting but the pictures were not done.  The week-long business meeting is over and now back to teaching sewing.  Here is sewing lesson #2 and a tutorial on knotting a thread.

Techniques in Sewing Lesson #2

  • Sewing a french seam
  • Hemming by hand using a hemstitch
  • Hemming by machine using a blindstitch (or a zigzag stitch)

It might seem that a tutorial on knotting a thread is not necessary, but your knot should be compact and not too small or it will pull through the fabric.

 Let’s get started.


Author: Mpressive Threadz

I started sewing when I was 11 years old, and had my own clients when I was 12. I graduated from the H.S. of Fashion Industries, majoring in fashion design. I expanded my technical background by attending evening classes at the Fashion Institute of Technology and working many years at a major pattern company. I have been creating custom wedding gowns and evening dresses for more years than I care to count. I LOVE WORKING WITH FABRICS. I love fine sewing techniques. I love creating beautiful dresses.

3 thoughts on “Sewing Lesson #2 and How to Knot a Thread

  1. Hi,
    I haven’t been to your site in awhile, but what a treat, as usual! What a great idea to teach beginning sewing! We just have to pass this great art form down to the next generation. I think having a blog is so much better than writing a book, which would cost a fortune to produce with all the photos we’d need.

    I just clicked on your tutorial on how to knot your thread and I have never heard of using the needle for this. I can’t wait to try it! Your knot looks perfect, so I know it’s a better technique than I’ve used all these years. I also love your samples. You are an excellent seamstress.

    • Thanks, Sewfordough. I agree a blog is so much better for passing on the art of sewing to the next generation.

  2. Boy, oh boy – do I ever wish your site had been available 20 years ago!!!

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