Monday, December 12, 2011

How to Hand Sew: Whip Stitch

The whip stitch is a very simple stitch that I use a lot for sewing two pieces of fabric together. It's often used for hemming in the real world, but for the purposes of making cute things like stuffed animals and quiet books, this stitch is great for just sewing two things together.

It's pretty self explanatory as well, but here is the step by step.

Step One:

You'll start with your thread pulled through both layers of fabric. Simple enough.

Step Two:

Then, wrap your thread around to the back of the fabric and stick the needle through both layers.

Step Three:

Pull the needle all the way through and of course, pull the thread tight. Wrap around to the back and begin again to keep going!

And there you have it. The whip stitch. Simple, easy, basic, essential.

Here is a link back to the hand sewing directory if you'd like to read more: How To Hand Sew 

1 comment:

  1. How do you start sewing do you have to tie a knot on the end of the string dosent come through


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