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Sew a Slipstitch and Blind-Hem Stitch by Hand

Keep your stitches invisible at hems and facings by learning how to sew a slipstitch and blind-hem stitch by hand.

Keep your stitches invisible at hems and facings by learning to sew a slipstitch and blind-hem stitch by hand.

Follow along with Threads Contributing Editor Kenneth D. King as he shows how to apply slipstitches to anchor fabric layers together and how to sew a blind-hem stitch that secures hems invisibly. These essential hand-sewing techniques belong in every sewer’s repertoire. They’re versatile and easy to master.

Check out more Insider videos on hand stitching:

“Hand Sewing Fundamentals”

“Learn Four Basic Hand Stitches”

“Hand-Sew a Fell Stitch”

“Hand-Sew a Slipstitch and Blind-Hem Stitch”




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  1. user-3991398 | | #1

    I am really enjoying Kenneth King's sewing video posts with Threads Magazine. Now I'd like a tutorial on how he ties a knot at the end of his hand needle sewing. I saw him wrap the thread around the needle multiple times and pull it all the way to the end? So intriguing.

  2. carolfresia | | #2

    This video includes Kenneth's explanation of how to knot the thread:
    Carol Fresia, Threads Senior Technical Editor

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