How to attach a “Hiki-ito” that can be used in place of a snap button Part 3

This is a method of attaching a thread instead of a snap attached to the Hiro-eri (collar) of a kimono. This time, I will show you how the collar can be secured in three different places. The nice thing about “Hiki-ito” is that it does not rust.

How to attach a Hiki-ito

By passing the thread in an M-shape, the collar can be held in three places.

You will need a long piece of thread since you will thread it all at once from the right side. For this thread, I don’t think it will get tangled too much, but proceed slowly. It is a good idea to make sure that the thread across to the back seam and both Kata-aki.

View from the lining of the collar : 1分=2mm, 3分=1cm

Below is a step-by-step procedure with photos.

Thread to be used

フジックス タイヤー 絹穴糸16号
(Fujix Tire Silk “Anaito” 16)

Use double strands of this thread.
Since this is a thick thread, it is recommended to use one with a large needle hole.

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