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Hand Stitching

Most garment details can be stitched on the machine; however, nothing sews precise details better than a hand needle and thread. Coming up are all the stitches you’ll need to complete your own designs and the skirts in this book. Each stitch is worth mastering, and can be used whenever you sew, not only when making garments. ...

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. ...

How to padstitch (7)

How to Padstitch

Padstitching is permanent hand stitching that is used to secure interfacing to the fabric and to give shape to pieces. When padstitching, you have two layers of fabric—the garment fabric and the hair canvas. Normally when you apply interfacing, you fuse or baste it to the fabric piece flat. With hair canvas and padstitching, the piece is curved or rolled into shape and padstitches are sewn through both layers to keep them in shape. It’s a way of turning flat pieces of fabric into permanently sha...