I don’t actually know how many times I have used this stitch over the past four years I’ve been involved in my step kids lives but I count it as a blessing I know how to stitch teddies like a bought one. I could practically work at the teddy hospital!
Invisible stitch, slip stitch, ladder stitch. Whatever you call it, it is a life saver when your fave teddy comes unstitched.
(In the pictures I have used bright blue thread to help you see my stitching)
The reason this is also referred to as a ladder stitch is because it does end up looking like a ladder
1. Thread your needle and knot the end
2. Insert your threaded needle through the fabric from the inside of the teddy
3. Directly on the other side of the hole, insert the needle through the fabric to the inside of the teddy and pull the thread to the outside of the teddy (still on the same side of the hole)
It should end up looking like this, hence why it is referred to as the “Ladder” stitch
This stitch can be quite handy for a number of things including patching up cushions that have had a blow out.
Do your kids have favourite teddies that have been stitched/patched/restuffed a gazillion times because they can’t be thrown out?
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