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How to Whipstitch – The Easy Way to Sew Up a Stuffing Opening – video

How to Whipstitch

If you make softies or pillows – or anything else that requires stuffing – you’ll need to sew up the opening by hand. I teach two basic methods for doing that – the easy way and the invisible way. This is the easy way.

I’ve taught it to 5 and 6 year-olds and they do a great job with it. I recommend it for beginners of all ages.

For those of you eager to try out the invisible way, watch How to Ladder Stitch.

Happy sewing!

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  1. Awesome! Poking through at the end to leave the tail of the thread in the pillow! OMG! That is fantastic!!! Thank you!

  2. You’re welcome! And that trick with the tail is one of my favorites. 🙂

  3. Great post. I’ve been sewing for ages but never thought about hiding the tail like that. Thanks.

  4. Anonymous SAYS...

    I’m an occasional sewer and the tips about hiding the tails were forehead smacking moments for me! Thank you!!

  5. Thanks everyone! The hiding the tail trick is common in quilting – it’s funny sometimes how little crossover there is between different sewing groups!

  6. Steph SAYS...

    Holy cow. You’re awesome. Thank you so much for making it look so simple. This was the final touch I needed for my project. Please keep doing what you do!

  7. Thank you for starting this sewing 101. I have been sewing sice 3rd grade (53 now) and always find new things to learn. I appreciate you!

  8. thanks so much… just like others here, burying the tail!! I never knew that, wonderful!

  9. I have been watching your videos on sewing and embroidery and I must say you are one of the best teachers on the web! I am 40 years old and new to embroidery and some sewing methods. I am learning so much from you and want to thank you for all your help! God bless you!

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