Description: Used to bind two pieces of fabric together. Handy for shortening clothing, fixing a falling hem, or adding a patch to a bomber jacket.
Instructions: Poke the needle through both pieces of fabric, then push it back through the fabric a quarter-inch over. This creates one stitch. Continue to the end of the seam. To close the stitches, push the needle through the fabric without pulling the thread all the way through to create a loop. Run the needle back through the fabric and loop to create a knot. Repeat two to four times.
Use it to: Shorten a pair of pants. Turn the pants inside out and cuff to the desired length. Pin to secure. Poke the needle through the topmost edge of the cuff. Then, use the needle to pick up just a few threads of fabric on the outer layer of the pants. Bring the needle back through the cuff, and create a normal-size stitch on the inside. Repeat until the whole leg is sewn, then tie it off.