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Sunday, December 28, 2008

Whip Stitch Video Tutorial

Whip Stitch is a good technique to know since it is used in all kinds of sewing, knitting, crocheting, and quilting projects to join two pieces together. It is sometimes also used on an edge just for decoration.

Here's a short video showing the technique...

The little project I was using in this video to demonstrate the Whip Stitch is my friendly knitted bear you got to meet not too long ago. The Whip Stitch was used to sew up the cast on edge at the bottom of his legs. It was used again to sew up the front and back of his head since those parts were knit flat and left open for stuffing.

I also used Whip Stitch around the edges of the Merry Christmas Wallhanging and the Tree Skirt to attach the felt backing pieces which hide all the knots and threads and give the pieces a little more stability. This was done using thread to match the felt and helps to keep the edges from getting frayed and fuzzy over time.

There are many other joining stitches for thread or yarn projects as well, but for the types of projects mentioned above, Whip Stitch is a great technique to use.

Happy Stitching!

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