Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Whipstitch tutorial

Whipstitch is so easy, it doesn't really need a tutorial.  Just pass your needle and thread around the edge of your fabric and you will have done whipstitch. My favourite example of this stitch is around Jessie's hat (from Toy Story, of course).  Except this is what whipstitch looks like when it's animated; just a bit cuter than in real life.

Here's some whipstitch in the real world, warts and all.  

And here is how to do it.  On the front: 

 And the back:

My stitches are quite vertical on the first photo, with the stitches on the back being diagonal.  If you would like both sides to be diagonal (like on the double-sided edge of the felt birds), insert your needle at the top of the zig-zag, a bit further away from where it came up at the bottom of the zig-zag, like in this photo.  

You can also see my whip- and blanket stitch video over here, and read more about the felt bird kits here

1 comment:

Lopdell House Gallery said...

Hi Ruby,

These are great. You're doing a wonderful job here and Lopdell House Gallery would love to have you back in 2014 for another workshop.