How to Hide the End of a Sewing Thread

When it comes to sewing, one of the most frustrating things can be dealing with loose threads that seemingly never end. Whether you're working with a serger machine or a coverlock machine, finding a reliable and durable thread is crucial for ensuring your projects stand up to frequent washes and strain. With it’s exceptional strength and versatility, it's the perfect companion for any sewing project, especially when it comes to hiding those pesky thread ends.

How Do You Secure Thread Ends?

One of the most important steps in sewing is ensuring that the thread ends are securely hidden. This not only enhances the overall finish of your project but also prevents any unraveling or fraying of the thread. One highly recommended thread for this purpose is the Madeira Aerolock Premium Serger thread.

This top-quality thread is made of 100% core-spun polyester, making it extremely durable and long-lasting. It’s specifically designed for use with sergers/overlock and coverlock machines, such as the popular Janome CoverPro family of machines. With it’s exceptional strength, the Madeira Aerolock thread can easily withstand frequent washes and strains, ensuring that your stitches remain intact for a long time.

When it comes to securing thread ends, there are a few techniques you can use with the Madeira Aerolock thread. One popular method is tying a secure knot at the end of the thread. This knot can be hidden within the layers of fabric or concealed behind a button or other embellishments. The strength and resilience of the Madeira Aerolock thread make it ideal for creating secure knots that won’t easily come undone.

It’s core-spun polyester construction ensures durability and longevity, while it’s compatibility with sergers and overlock machines guarantees a professional finish. Whether you choose to tie knots, backstitch, or use the machines built-in thread cutter, this thread will provide reliable results and keep your stitches secure for years to come.

Techniques for Securing Thread Ends in Different Types of Projects (e.g., Garments, Home Decor, Quilting)

  • Backstitch: Sew the thread into the fabric, creating small stitches and then secure with a knot.
  • Knotting: Tie a knot at the end of the thread and pull it tight against the fabric.
  • Burying: Insert the needle into the fabric, bring it out a few stitches away, and cut the thread close to the fabric to hide the end.
  • Lockstitch: Sew a few tiny stitches in the same spot to secure the thread and then cut it close to the fabric.
  • Whipstitch: Take small stitches along the edge of the fabric, securing the thread, and cut it close to the fabric.
  • Seam sealant: Use a fabric glue or sealant to secure the thread ends by applying a small amount to the stitches.
  • Overcasting: Stitch over the thread end multiple times to secure it and then cut it close to the fabric.
  • Fabric tape: Attach a small piece of fabric tape over the thread end and press it firmly to secure.
  • Fray check: Apply a fabric adhesive or clear sealant to the thread ends to prevent fraying and secure them.
  • Stitch-in-the-ditch: Sew closely along an existing seam to secure the thread end and then trim it close to the fabric.


In conclusion, effectively hiding the end of a sewing thread is crucial for achieving a professional finish in garment construction and ensuring the longevity of the garment. Madeira Aerolock Premium Serger thread provides a reliable solution, as it’s high-quality core-spun polyester composition guarantees durability and resilience against frequent washes and strain. Specifically designed for use with sergers/overlock and coverlock machines like the Janome CoverPro family, this thread is the ideal choice for achieving seamless, concealed ends in your sewing projects.

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