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How to Secure a Hook and Eye Fastener Properly

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  1. How to Secure a Hook and Eye Fastener Properly, How to Secure a Hook and Eye Fastener Properly: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • 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.

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    • 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.

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

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    • Remove the hook and start by sewing a stitch where your hook was.

    • Then trim the extra thread close to the knot.

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    • 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.

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

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    • 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.

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

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    • Then repeat step 7 for this hole.

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    • After this, tie a knot.

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

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

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    • 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.

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    • After this, repeat step 7.

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    • Then repeat step 8 and 9.

    • It should look like this at the end.

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