Today is about sharing your favourite crafty tip.
Of course mine is sewing related and to do with my overlocker.
How do you finish off threads on the overlocker to prevent them unravelling?
At a course I went to the instructor showed us that when you look at a chain of overlocking thread after you have sewn the seam, there are two relatively straight threads through the centre of the chain. These are the needle threads.
(shown here in white)
Use tweezers or a pin to pull these threads out and the other two threads (from the upper and lower loopers) will simply untangle.
Now you can easily take two threads in each hand and knot them together a few times before cutting the thread off (or sewing them back into the seam as Kylie suggests).
Sounds a little complicated but it's really not and makes finishing so simple.
I hope my dodgy photo's help explain what am talking about.
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