Whip Stitch

Whip stitching can be decorative, functional, or both. It may go through a single layer of fabric, as an embellishment or light reenforcement. Or it may go through two or more layers, decorating a seam and/or joining one.

The stitch is one of the easiest to do. Simply put your needle through the fabric from one side to the other, pull the thread through, then repeat. Always enter the fabric from the same side (e.g., go top-to-bottom every time, or left-to-right every time).


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