Find out how to Make Thread Chain Belt Loops (with Video!)

How to Make Thread Chain Belt Loops (with video!) - Tilly and the Buttons

Thread chains make pretty easy belt loops for slim, light-weight waist ties. You may add them to the facet seams on our Safiya dungarees, maternity Bettine gown, and our forthcoming Lyra gown (sneak peek alert!). 

When you get the dangle of the method, they arrive collectively in only a few minutes.

How to make thread chain belt loops - Tilly and the Buttons

Need to watch the steps in motion? Take a look at our video tutorial…

How to make thread chain belt loops - Tilly and the Buttons

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.

How to make thread chain belt loops - Tilly and the Buttons

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.

How to make thread chain belt loops - Tilly and the Buttons

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.

How to make thread chain belt loops - Tilly and the Buttons

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Creator: Tilly Walnes

Video by Jane Looker, edited by Jenny Lingham-Doe, ft. Nikki Hoar

Images: Jane Looker

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