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How to sew ladder stitch by hand stitch seam invisibly

How to: Sew Ladder Stitch by Hand

A few of Itch to Stitch’s patterns use the ladder stitch such as the Lagan Coat and the Causeway Bomber. It is primarily used to close up the lining of a fully lined garment when it’s not possible to stitch with a sewing machine invisibly. But there are other usages too such as closing up […]

Shirring with elastic thread

Shirring with Elastic Thread

Shirring with elastic thread is easier than it looks. Sure, it does take some time, but you can succeed without a whole lot of practice. Even if you think it does not look perfect, the truth is that when the garment is worn, any imperfection will not be visible. You can put shirring on just […]

How to Finish Bias Binding in the Round

How to Finish Bias Binding in the Round

When using a bias tape to finish a garment, you will have to connect the two ends if you are finishing something in the round, such as an armhole, a cuff, or a bottom hem. A common way to connect the two ends is at an angle. The advantage of this method is that you […]