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tool-guide

Tool guide

Most of the techniques in this book require nothing more than a sewing needle, thread, scissors, an ironand some marking chalk. However there are some tools that I use regularly and recommend for particular techniques in this book. Always use the best quality tools and equipment you can afford. Changing from basic tools to professional tools makes the world of difference in the ease and success of your sewing. Hand sewing Always use the finest needle possible: ideally it should be about th...

Ladder Stitch 5

Ladder Stitch

Ladder stitch is a fabulous hand stitch that closes seams invisibly. If your prefer, you can quickly topstitch or whip stitch your turning gaps closed, but for a more professional finish I find it worth the effort to master ladder stitch. ...

Hand Stitches

With a single strand of perle cotton, bring the needle up from the wrong side of the fabric at A. Keep the thread taut with a thumb while wrapping it around the needle 2 times (or 3 times for my “candy knot”) with your other hand. ...

Hand basting

How to Baste by Machine and Hand

Basting is temporary stitching used to secure two or more layers of fabric together. It’s used to line up the layers of fabric before sewing them permanently. Basting can be done by hand or by machine. Basting stitches also work well for marking on places like centerlines, fold lines or pocket placement lines. ...