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Thread Bar & French Tack

Thread Bar & French Tack

In this lesson, you will learn how to sew a thread bar and a French tack. A thread bar can be used as a loop for buttons, hooks or lacings. A French tack, also known as a thread chain, is used on a garment to hold a belt in place or to hold a lining in place, such as at the underarm of a jacket or at the hem of a lined pant.

Module Description Step
1 Lesson Prep 1-4
2 Thread Bar 1-8
3 French Loop or Tack / Thread Chain 1-9
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MODULE 1 • Lesson Prep

Step Description
1 For this lesson, we have prepared a piece of wool melton 4” (10.2cm) in the width and 5” (12.7cm) in the length grain of the fabric.
2 Place your thimble on the middle finger of your sewing hand. Our instructor prefers an open top thimble, however you could also use a closed top version.
3 For demonstration purposes, we will be using a pearl cotton, which is slightly heavier than regular sewing thread.


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