Sunday, March 23, 2008

Tutorial No. 2: Making a Knot at the end of your Thread

Hi friends... I notice that there are a lot of people out there who struggle when making a knot for hand sewing. I thought it's not fair that I'm having such an easy time while others not, so here I am sharing this knot-making to you. I've known this ever since forever, so I must have learnt it from my mom. Hopefully it will be useful for you as it does for me. Apologies for the bad pictures, I'm not a good photographer, not making it easier that I'm doing it with one hand too. :D
Please clarify with me if there's anything confusing. Enjoy!

1. Get your thread and needle ready.

Siapkan jarum dan benangnya.

2. Put the tip of your thread on your left index finger and press it down with the needle.

Letakkan ujung benang di ujung jari telunjuk kiri dan tekan dengan jarumnya.

3. Loop the thread around your needle.

Lingkari jarum dengan benang.

4. Loop some more. The more loops, the bigger the knot. Usually I do 5. Not too big, not too small. Just the right size.

Tambah lagi seperti di gambar. Semakin banyak, semakin besar hasilnya. Biasanya aku bikin 5.

5. Press the loops together.

Padatkan menjadi satu.

6. Press it with your thumb.

Tekan dengan jempol.

7. Pull the needle out of your thumb in the direction of the arrow. Make sure you keep your left fingers pressed together on the knot.

Tarik jarum searah panah di gambar.

8. Pull all the way.

Tarik sampai habis.

9. Done! You have a neat knot at the end of your thread.



Anonymous said...

I'm kind of confused. How come you only knot one end of your thread instead of both in the same knot?

Melisa Sriwulandari said...

Ah, it depends on whether you want to use one strand or two strands for your stitching. I usually only use one strand, but the method works for two strands too. :)

Melisa Sriwulandari said...

I only loop twice when I'm using two strands btw.

Marianne said...

Thank you!

Melisa Sriwulandari said...

You're welcome Marianne!

Glad to know someone actually found it useful.

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