How to Do a Slipstitch
This is an excellent hemming and finishing stitch because the thread is hidden inside a fold when it’s sewn properly. The needle “tunnels” between the layers of the folded edge-hence the word “slip.” Use it for hemming and sewing linings in or garment sections together. To keep the stitches flat and hidden, tunnel the needle about 1mm below the fold. In hemming and finishing applications, keep the thread tension snug but not tight; otherwise, you’ll get a ripple where the stitching is.
Blind on both sides: When you hem, emerge from behind the fold on the hem allowance. Next, take up one yarn of the body fabric. Pull the thread.
Then, about 1mm below the hem edge fold and slightly behind it, tunnel the needle for about 1⁄4 inch, before it emerges for the next stitch. Pull the thread. That was one-stitch cycle; repeat.
Blind on one side: Emerge…
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