How to Do a Hidden Stitch – The #1 Way to Hide Your Thread

How to Do a Hidden Stitch – The #1 Way to Hide Your Thread

Also known as a slip stitch, blind stitch, or ladder stitch, the hidden stitch is a valuable tool in your arsenal of stitches. Read on to find out how to do a hidden stitch!

If you need to sew 2 pieces of fabric together and don’t want the thread to show, use this handy stitch. It’s really easy once you start going. This stitch is done by hand. As far as I know, this stitch is called many things: a slip stitch, a hidden stitch, a ladder stitch, or a blind stitch. If I am wrong here, let me know.

How to Do a Hidden Stitch – Step 1

First tie the end of the thread in a knot so it doesn’t come out through the fabric.

Step 2

Pull the thread from under the fabric along the pressed edge to the top of the fabric. This will keep the knot hidden.

Step 3

Push the needle into the top of the pressed edge of the second piece of fabric. Then from the bottom, come back up through the top of the second piece. Come back up a few centimeters from the first hole or however long you want the stitch to be.

Step 4

Do the same thing for the first piece of fabric. Push the needle into the top of the pressed edge going in and back out through the front or top.

Repeat steps 3 and 4 until you are at the end of the fabric.

Step 5

When you are at the end, pull the tread through to the hidden side and close by tieing a knot or if you are sewing a cushion or stuffed animal, you can just pull the thread into the cushion and hide it in the inside.

The stitch sort of works like a zipper, zipping up the fabric as you go along.

How to Do a Hidden Stitch Conclusion

Well that’s it! If you have any questions on how to do this stitch (slip stitch / ladder stitch / blind stitch), leave a note in the comments. Check out my blog for more sewing tips, patterns, and tutorials!

If you are a visual person, check out my video of how to do a hidden stitch.

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