Soutache: Attaching Multiple Pieces

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If you have created several pieces using soutache, you can attach them together to create beautiful jewelry designs.
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Tip 1While securing multiple pieces together, the thread in the back of your piece will not be visible once you attach your backing. This means you don't have to worry about how the securing threads look along the back.
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Step 1

Overlap and arrange the sections you wish to join, so the long pieces attached to one piece sit over the top of the body of the other piece.

Step 2

Stitch several times through the cords along the back to anchor the thread in place.

Step 3

Pass the needle up to the front of the piece, through some of the other cord and structure at random. Make sure you go in between the soutache cords and beads to hide the thread.

Step 4

On the front, add a stitch along the side, and insert the needle back through the cord, headed toward the back. Making sure the thread is not visible.

Step 5

On the back, add a stitch through the cord or backing, headed toward the front again.

Step 6

Stitch through the cord on the front, along the side of the soutache, to secure the thread, make sure to keep the thread hidden from the front.

Step 7

Stitch several times through both sides, until the pieces are well secured together, and the length of thread is on the back of the piece.

Step 8

Knot the thread, and cut off the thread tails.

Step 9

Congratulations, you have learned how to attach two soutache cord designs together!

     

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