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Thread: Question about broken threads

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    Senior Member scrapngmom's Avatar
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    Question about broken threads

    What do you do when your thread breaks or the bobbin runs out half way through a seam? Do you unpick the seam and sew it over, or do you just start where the thread broke or bobbin ran out? I never learned to sew and have taught myself pretty much everything I know with the help of you wonderful people on the board. So, I am wondering what is the correct way to handle this problem?
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    I usually just go back to before the problem and continue the seam.
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    I'll sew over the end of where the thread broke or the bobbin ran out by half an inch or so.

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    For piecing, I just restart about an inch before the break and sew as usual. It will never show from the front.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prism99 View Post
    For piecing, I just restart about an inch before the break and sew as usual. It will never show from the front.
    Yep. That is what I do as well.

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    Same here, restart just a ways back before the break/runout. That is only to lock the threads so the stiches don't come unraveled.

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    Same here, too!
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    So glad you asked this question. I've been ripping out seams all this time.

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    I too go back about 1" and stitch over the previous stitching line. If it is a line of stitching that will be subcut, I will backstitch a couple of stitches as well to be sure it is stable if I cut there.
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    I also go back at least an inch and start again. It'll stay there.

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