When you get the dangle of the method, they arrive collectively in only a few minutes.
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Reduce an extended piece of thread (round 1.5m or 60in) and fold it in half. You should utilize silk thread if in case you have it to create a robust loop, in any other case polyester thread is okay.
Thread the fold by way of a needle and tie a double or triple knot on the finish.
The thread ought to now be 4 strands thick.
Beginning on the flawed facet (or inside) of the garment, make a few small stitches by way of the seam allowances the place the waistline crosses one of many facet seams.
Make a sew by way of to the best facet (or outdoors) and again to the flawed facet, however don’t pull the thread all through – go away a big loop.
Insert the needle again to the best facet, maintain the loop open with one hand, and maintain the needle up with the opposite hand.
With the primary hand, seize the needle thread and pull it by way of the loop to create a brand new loop, with out pulling the needle finish by way of.
Pull this new loop all the way down to the underside of the primary loop and preserve pulling to tighten it.
Repeat this motion, making the subsequent knot proper subsequent to the earlier one, till you will have a sequence of knots.
As soon as the chain is round 6cm (2 1/2in) lengthy, go the needle by way of the loop and pull tight to safe it.
Insert the needle again by way of the facet seam, and knot it securely.
And that’s your thread chain belt loop! Now you can also make one other one on the opposite facet seam.
Creator: Tilly Walnes
Video by Jane Looker, edited by Jenny Lingham-Doe, ft. Nikki Hoar
Images: Jane Looker