Sewing Up a Straight Edge Using Whip Stitch

Sewing Up a Straight Edge Using Whip Stitch

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Tutorial Overview

There are many ways to sew crocheted pieces together. In this tutorial we'll show you how to sew up a straight edge using whip stitch. This method is perfect when finishing crocheted cushions, hats and garments. 


Step-by-step guide

Step 1:

First, align the pieces you'll be sewing together, with the right sides facing you.

Step 2:

Ensure both edges line up from the starting point, to the end point.

If your crocheted pieces are large, you can use pins to hold the pieces together while you sew.

Step 3:

Next, thread your sewing needle with a length of yarn.

Step 4:

Bring the needle from the back of one of your pieces, through the first stitch, up to the front.

Step 5:

Then down through the first stitch on your second piece, and out the back.

Step 6:

Bring your needle up from the back, to the front, on the first piece again.

Step 7:

Then down through to the back on the second piece.

Step 8:

When you've finished, you'll see a neat row of diagonal stitches along your project.


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