Thursday, March 28, 2013

Stitching a Pillow Closure


When not inserting a zipper for a closure, do your stitches look sloppy like this?  There is an easy way to sew stitch the closure so you don't see the stitches at all.


Start by double threading your needle and knotting the end.



Make sure your seam edges are pressed with a crisp fold for stitching. 

 
Insert the needle under the fold and come out the top of the fold.



Put the needle in the opposite side and push it about 1/8" and come back out the same fold.  Now go in through the opposite fold and push the needle about 1/8" and come out the same fold.


Continue going in and out and back and forth until you reach the end of the opening.


See how nice it looks and how easy too!


When you get to the end, just stitch in the same spot several times with small stitches.  Cut thread.
 

Finished seam has undetectable stitches. 



~ Darlene

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13 comments:

  1. Good tutorial. We have a link party called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop and would love to have you share this and any other posts with everyone. It runs from Tuesday night through midnight Sunday. We also have a $50.00 Visa Gift Card Giveaway. Here is the link to the party.
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2013/03/wednesdays-adorned-from-above-blog-hop_26.html
    We hope to see you there.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above

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  2. Great tips. Nice, clean and professional looking.

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  3. Great tutorial! Thanks for taking the time to share it with us! It's a very clean look, I love it! Visiting from Pigtales and Quilts, It's a Saturday Sharing Day!

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  4. Thanks for liking my FB page. I though I'd return the favor on both FB and here :)

    Have a great weekend.

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  5. Great tutorial. I've tried this method maybe once to make a infinity scarf, but I definitely need to practice. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. very informative...........Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!


    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick

    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  7. Thanks for showing so clearly. My closures are getting better, but its taken practice. :-)
    Thanks for sharing at Funday Monday!
    Sylvia

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  8. This is such a great tip! It makes the finished look, look so much more proffesional. Thank you for linking this up over at Much Ado About Monday. Can't wait to see what you have to share next week. :)

    Hugs & Smiles,

    Jamie
    www.huckleberrylove.com

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  9. Great tutorial! Thank you for sharing. You will be one of the features tomorrow at Anything Blue Friday. I hope to get a feature button made in time for the party. Hope to see you again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  10. Thanks so much for sharing your post at our linky party this week!
    Such a great tutorial. We've all been there for sure!
    xo

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  11. Great instructions! Don't you love hand work? Love that fabric too!
    Lovely blog.

    Peace, Linda and Jeannie at The French Hens Nest

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