How to End Yarn (Plastic Canvas Basics)

How to End Yarn for Plastic Canvas Project

Learn how to end the yarn when stitching with plastic canvas.

Watch this video to see different ways to end the yarn or thread.

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To finish off a color, to end yarn or when stitching area is completed, DO NOT USE A KNOT. The back of the plastic canvas should look neat with no knots or loose ends.

* Flip the canvas backside up
* Insert the needle and yarn through several completed stitches
* Pull yarn tight
* Trim yarn close to the canvas

The following example and the example above show how the back of the canvas should look when yarn or thread is anchored properly.

How to Start Your Yarn for Plastic Canvas Projects

Plastic canvas is a fun form of needlework which allows you to make two-dimensional projects such as coasters, magnets, door hangers, wall hangings, keychains and bookmarks. And three-dimensional projects such as tissue box covers, storage boxes, purses and more.

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