Friday, December 11, 2009

Whip Stitch Tutorial

This photo tutorial is for the whip stitch, useful in sewing two pieces of felt together. Start by threading your needle, and tying a knot in one end.

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1. Put needle through felt, from in between pieces.

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2. Next, pull needle all the way through and put needle through both pieces of felt- slightly at a diagonal.

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3. Continue this process, always putting your needle through the same side of fabric. Evenly space stitches- for a neater look.

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4. When ready to tie off with a knot- put needle through last stitch to make a loop.

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5. Put needle through loop- and pull gently until a knot forms.

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For a blanket stitch tutorial click here.

3 comments:

Androides2007 said...

Lovley blog! Thanks for sharing!

Respect Your Mother said...

OH my goodness. You have no idea how glad I am to have checked craftgawker tonight to find this post. Haha! I'm a total self taught sewer and that type of stitch was something I had been trying to perfect yet hadn't taken the time to actually try to research it. This totally saved me. Thank you thank you thank youuuuu :)

Jen said...

You are so very welcome! Thanks for stopping by!!