How do you secure an embroidery stitch?

What backing do I use for embroidery?

Basic cutaway backing is the most commonly used. It’s a wet-laid nonwoven backing, designed specifically for machine embroidery. Though available in several weights, I use the 2-oz. for most applications.

Why should threads be kept short during hand sewing?

A relatively short length of thread is strongly recommended. Thread that is too long can become tangled easily and will tend to fray and break. Many sewing experts recommend using thread no longer than 18 to 24 inches. … for making hand buttonholes and for sewing on buttons or other fasteners.

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