In highschool, I took a sewing class my senior year. I loved it! I made a hideous bandana style tank top/ halter, a button down shirt out of ugly sea-foam green fabric and (the one thing I still have and use) a pin cushion with an attached scrap bag. Over the summer I went to our local fabric shop and ran into my old sewing teacher. I told her I started sewing more and she was thrilled.
One thing I remembered learning from her was how to make a french knot. All it is a fancy way to tie a knot at the of the thread but it was my enemy. I’ve tried to remember for the longest time and I’ve had no luck. I picked up some sewing/craft books at the library and a few had directions on how to make it but it seemed like I was just reading a foreign language. It didn’t make sense. Finally, the other night, I was pretty darn determined to figure it out. I would not take “no” for an answer and ya know what?! I did it!
1. Thread your needle like you would normally do.
2. Then take the ends of the tread and place them behind the needle with a little extra left on top. Shown above.
3. Once you have the thread in place you are going to wrap the extra thread around the needle 2-3 times. This will create the knot.
4. Hold the thread in place, you might want to switch hands, and then pull the twisted thread (the knot) thru the back-end of the needle.
5. Continue to pull the knot down to the end of the thread until it can’t move anymore.
6. You just created a french knot!
Even though a regular old knot would completely work it’s still nice to know how to make different variations!
Hopefully the directions are clear