28 June 2017

How to Sew Slipstitch

How to Sew Slipstitch - a handy hand sewing technique! - Tilly and the Buttons

Want to brush up on your hand sewing skills?

Slipstitch is a hand stitch that you can use to join a folded edge of fabric to another piece of fabric - for example, for hemming or for attaching binding inside an armhole.

How to Sew Slipstitch - a handy hand sewing technique! - Tilly and the Buttons
How to Sew Slipstitch - a handy hand sewing technique! - Tilly and the Buttons

The great thing about this stitch is that it's almost invisible on the outside of the garment, so provides a more couture finish than if you were to topstitch by machine.

Here's a short video showing you how to sew slipstitch. I'm demonstrating on the armhole binding of the Etta dress. I'm using contrast thread so you can see exactly what I'm doing - please do use thread that matches your garment fabric though so your stitches are barely visible and the finish looks much neater!



This video is an extract from my online workshop, Sew Your Own Knockout Dress. Watch the trailer and sign up here!

4 comments:

  1. Dear Ms. Tilly, I am working part time after MANY years of full-time work - I've been gathering up Youtubes and other video tutorials to run while I'm sewing...A BIG THANK YOU for not running music in the background while you demo. One gal, who is excellent and you would know who she is, runs music and it sounds like a cheesy metronome while it's running. I think she runs it to drowned out the sounds of her household, but I'd rather hear a door shut, a dog bark, and a child yell than her music. Love your stuff. Thanks.

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  2. Wonderful. Thank you for these.

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  3. Wonderful. Thank you for these.

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  4. Thanks so much Tilly for this tutorial! I have just finished hand sewing a facing onto a dress for the very first time following your video and I am so pleased with it! Your instructional video is so clear and easy to follow.

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