Friday 2 May 2014

How I Bury Short threads

A few weeks ago Jen wrote a post about how she got rid of thread tails [Click here for the post].  She uses a self threading needle, but I don't have one of those.

She also linked to Heidi who posted another method, [Click here for her post] but again it needs a self threading needle, which I still don't have.  My sewing machine cuts threads really short, so there are times when I need to hide the tails, but threading them into a needle is a real pain.

So I thought I'd post *my* how-I-bury-short-threads post, and link up (albeit a bit late) with Jen and Heidi

I use a short length of thick thread, about 5" of 40 weight, and thread bother ends through a large eye needle.

I push the needle in at the final exit point of the thread, and travel between the layers for about an inch

I pull gently until just a small loop is left outside the fabric

Then poke the tail through the loop

then pull the needle out and the tail comes with the loop


  1. Great idea!
    But I have a spare self-threading needle, and if you'd like to email me your postal address I'd be happy to send it to you as a gift! x

  2. Very clever! I'm going to have to try this.

  3. Oooh now that is clever!

  4. Oh, Tricky!!
    This struck a memory filed way-back in my mind, from my cross stitch days - a great tip I never thought of for quilting :-)

  5. You clever thing! *files it away for future use*


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