In today’s article, guide and FREE online fashion sewing video tutorial, I’d like to demonstrate for you, the hand sewing technique of blanket stitching.
A quick, simple, yet effective skill that allows the fashion sewer to add more decorative flair to a sewing project, or prevent unwanted fraying of fashion fabrics using this permanent stitch.
I’m a firm advocate of hand sewing (as regular readers will no doubt have guessed), and believe that these stitches, no matter how simplistic they seem, or how easy you may find them, develop a wide and varied skill set.
What’s more, you’ll always need to know these skills (a sewing machine can not do everything) and the whole hand sewing process can be a meditative one.
Well worth a moment or two of your time I hope you agree!
Hand Sewing – The Blanket Stitch with Colleen G Lea
I do hope you find the following demonstration of some use.
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How to Sew a Blanket Stitch
1 – Use a double threaded needle with a knot at the end.
2 – Anchor the thread on the left hand side of your work.
3 – Insert the needle from the underside of your work (and once anchored and the stitch length determined) bring the needle back down, close to the edge on the right side.
4 - Begin your blanket stitch as you re-enter the needle from the underside, ensuring the needle then passes through the looped thread. This then creates a horizontal stitch along the edge and a vertical stitch on the right and underside of the fabric.
5 – Continue as desired.
I hope by watching this fashion sewing tutorial, you can see that the blanket stitch, although easy to complete, really does give an effective outcome each and every time.
Why not give it a go!
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Happy fashion sewing
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