When I was teaching the kids a little sewing at school yesterday, I started out with how I like to tie a knot for hand sewing.
I thought this was pretty basic — and it is — but it kind of stopped everyone in their tracks. Even the adults in the room didn’t know this method, but once people tried it and figured it out they thought it was cool.
I like this method of tying a knot because it’s strong, and it’s big, so it doesn’t pull through the fabric easily.
How to Tie a Knot for Hand Sewing
Gently pull the needle through the knot and pull it down to the end of the thread.
Get to stitching with confidence that your knot will hold.
I hope if you didn’t already know this method you’ll give it a try. And if you have any basic sewing tips or tricks I’d love to hear them. I’m thinking of writing some posts on really basic sewing after a conversation with an otherwise competent adult who said he doesn’t know how to sew on buttons, and that’s pretty common among his friends. So if there’s anything you’d like to learn about sewing, let me know in the comments and I’ll be sure to add it to my list!