When you're hand sewing a button or a hem, it's so aggravating to find your thread looping over itself and forming slip knots. Sometimes multiple slip knots. And even the mildest jerk tightens them so that they're impossible to undo, and you have to start over. Grrrrrrr!
You may already know the beeswax tip.
Just run your thread over the beeswax to strengthen and stiffen it. This will reduce those pesky slip knots.
But not eliminate them entirely. To do that, run the thread over the wax in BOTH directions, then iron it to melt the wax into the thread.
Now your thread will behave itself!
~ Ragtime Staff
Our Ragtime Staff