I bought Emanuelle a new outfit two weeks ago for her daycare photos. The outfit is ADORABLE!! The day before the photos I took the outfit out and layed it on her bed and noticed a loose thread!! UGH!!! That just irritates me, it’s a brand outfit, never been worn and there’s a thread that’s unravelling which will cause the hem to come apart. Obviously, at this point I have no time to go back and exchange it and second of all.. I would look kind weird returning an outfit just because of a hem that’s letting go. So I took out my little sewing kit and fixed it.
Fixing a loose thread is pretty easy, but I figured that not everyone knows how to do it. (Please note that I’m not a professional when it comes to sewing haha, this is how I fix them… there’s probably a better way to do it… but this way works for me).
Step 1: Take out a matching spool of thread and cut a long piece of thread. Knot the new thread to the old thread, make sure to make the knot as close to the hem as possible. (You are adding thread to the existing thread because obviously it’s no longer long enough to re-thread and sew the hem back together and be able to make a knot at the end when you are done). Step 2: At the knot, cut off the old loose thread. Step 3: Thread a needle. Step 4: Sew your new thread to make a hem where there’s no longer one and make a knot at the end.
And voilà, you have a fixed hem.
As soon as I get Emanuelle’s photos from daycare, I will share them with you. :)
Hope you have one FABULOUS day!