French Tack

French Tack

The Tailoress PDF Sewing Patterns - French Tack

Also called a ‘thread chain’. Used to hold garment sections loosely together. It is less durable than a thread bar, instead being softer. They are suitable for holding layers together, such as skirt layers. They are normally 1-5cm in length. Can also be used to create eyes for hooks.

French tacks are hand-crocheted chains. Anchor the thread in the required area bringing it to the right side to have the tack. Backstitch and leave a loop of thread. Hold the loop open with forefinger and thumb, hold loose thread with forefinger and thumb of other hand and pass through the loop, pull thread through with middle finger causing another loop. Allow first loop to slip off thumb and finger and over new loop, pulling taut. When desired length is reached, secure the end to the adjoining fabric.