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As we continue to wear our clothing, it may start to lose the durability it once had. Adding a hook and eyes on certain clothing such as a dress, would make the clothing item last longer. This guide would show step by step how to thread a sewing needle and how to properly sew on hook and eyes to a clothing item. By using this guide, it would prolong the life of the clothing item and reduce the amount of clothing someone may throw out.

  1. Cut about 28 inches of thread and fold it in half which would be one loop and the two ends together.
    • Cut about 28 inches of thread and fold it in half which would be one loop and the two ends together.

    • Then thread the two ends through the eye of the needle.

  2. Slide the needle down the thread until you reach about two inches from the loop. Position the needle between the loop and pull through.
    • Slide the needle down the thread until you reach about two inches from the loop.

    • Position the needle between the loop and pull through.

    • This will create a knot at the base of the needle which will make the thread less tangled.

    • Next, pull on both ends of the thread to make them equal length before tying a knot.

  3. First, position the hook above the zipper and on the inside fabric, about 3mm from the edge.
    • First, position the hook above the zipper and on the inside fabric, about 3mm from the edge.

  4. Remove the hook and start by sewing a stitch where your hook was. Then trim the extra thread close to the knot.
    • Remove the hook and start by sewing a stitch where your hook was.

    • Then trim the extra thread close to the knot.

  5. Sew on top of the knot three times to make sure it is secure. Position the hook on top of the stitch.
    • Sew on top of the knot three times to make sure it is secure.

    • Position the hook on top of the stitch.

    • Anchor the front part of the hook down by sewing over the bottom edge of the hook three times.

  6. Then poke the needle underneath the fabric and bring it up in one of the holes.
    • Then poke the needle underneath the fabric and bring it up in one of the holes.

  7. Now hold the other eye of the hook in place. The needle is going to go in from the outside of the wired edge to inside the circle and pull that through till you get a small loop.
    • Now hold the other eye of the hook in place.

    • The needle is going to go in from the outside of the wired edge to inside the circle and pull that through till you get a small loop.

    • After that push, the needle through that loop and pull which create a small knot.

    • Now repeat this stitch two more times.

  8. Then take the needle into the other hole, coming up in the center.
    • Then take the needle into the other hole, coming up in the center.

  9. Then repeat step 7 for this hole.
    • Then repeat step 7 for this hole.

  10. After this, tie a knot.
    • After this, tie a knot.

    • Then cut the thread and tie a knot at the end of the thread.

  11. To position the eyes, place the hook and eyes together and line up the fabric so the edges match.
    • To position the eyes, place the hook and eyes together and line up the fabric so the edges match.

  12. Hold it in place with your fingers. Start by stitching across the wire and trim the tail near the knot. Sew on top of the knot and the wire three times to make sure it is secure.
    • Hold it in place with your fingers. Start by stitching across the wire and trim the tail near the knot.

    • Sew on top of the knot and the wire three times to make sure it is secure.

    • Making sure you come out from the middle of the eyes.

  13. After this, repeat step 7.
    • After this, repeat step 7.

  14. Then repeat step 8 and 9. It should look like this at the end.
    • Then repeat step 8 and 9.

    • It should look like this at the end.

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