One of the easiest and most creative things to do
There almost comes a time when the mind hits rock bottom too. During such times, picking up some creative work comes in handy. While painting and dancing are the obvious choices, have you ever tried your hands at stitching? Yes, you heard that right. One of the mundane jobs always associated with the feminine, stitching is one of the basic mind-sharpening exercises that can do wonders. So if you are someone looking to unlock the creative doors but differently, here are your beginner's tips and tricks for starting your stitching journey.
Assembling the supplies to begin the journey
Well, the best part about this type of creative work is that there is no need for a truckload of expensive supplies to be brought. All you need when starting your stitching is needles, thread, pin holder, scissors, and a marker. Of course, what can’t be missed is the fabric. To begin with, it is advised to pick a fabric from the dump to practice.
Let your creative juices flow and pick that needle
Threading a sewing needle
This is one of the first and basic of stitching. To begin with, you have to first learn how to thread the needle. It can be frustrating at the beginning to be able to penetrate the end of a shredded thread through the needle. To make it easy, hold the needle against a white background. This will make it easy for the eye to catch the gap in the needle.
And instead of ripping the end of the thread with a hand leading to frayed ends, cut it with scissors. Then apply some saliva or wax to stiffen it. This makes the thread stiff at the end and easy to penetrate.
Knot at the end of the other end
After you have put the thread through the needle and pulled a long shot, the other end needs to be fixed. Take the end of the thread onto the pointer finger, place the thumb over it, and roll it around the tip of the finger. Then let the thread come out through the loop and pull to the other end.
Stitching your way to glory
Let us state with backstitch, which is not only easy but a reliable stitch. It is one of the commonly used stitching techniques that can be used to mend seams and replace zippers.
Put the needle to the point in the fabric where you want to start the seam. Then bring the needle back through both layers of fabric, creating a short line of thread. From the same point, insert the needle again into the fabric in the middle of the first stitch. Then go on.