Friday, June 12, 2009

short tails

This is SO easy! I hope you can get some mileage out it!




Here is the small tail. It is too small to thread on a needle and then be able to get the needle into the hole the thread makes.









Take a contrasting piece of thread and thread it into a loop on a needle.




Insert the needle in the hole where the small tail sticks out of the fabric.






Put the small tail thru the loop.



Tug on the loop. The loop will bury the thread. Just pull the loop all way out. It has done its work! Trim the small thread. VOILA! All done...

6 comments:

Joyce said...

Now there is an idea I never thought of. Thanks. I always use self threading needles for burying threads. Old eyes. Lol.

Shasta said...

Thanks for this wonderful tip. I've never buried thread - usually stitch close to each other and just cut it off. So when you bury thread, you don't really tie it. Aren't you worried that it will come out?

Angie said...

Girl, you are brilliant!!! How many times have I come up 'short' and stumped. :) Thanks bunches for this tip; I know that I will being using it.

Michele said...

And here I though that *I* was the last person on earth to learn about this! Seriously - this is a GREAT technique to know about.

Nikki said...

You rock.. I have been trying to figure this out forever. Thanks for the tip :)

ivoryspring said...

Hi Beth,

Thank you for visiting and leaving the kind comment! I had to pop on back to visit you. Thanks for the tutorial.