What Is A Stay Stitch? [Stay Stitching Guide]

What Is A Stay Stitch?

In your sewing adventures, you may have come across an instruction in a pattern that reads: “stay stitch neck edge” – or otherwise uses the phrase “stay stitching,” without actually explaining what that means. What is a stay stitch? And just what is stay stitching? How do you do it? When do you need to … Read more

How To Do A Blanket Stitch

How to do a blanket stitch

Whether you’re sewing or embroidering, the textile arts require a lot of patience. If you’re new to these crafts, you may feel intimidated by the amount of time and effort each project will require. Thankfully, there are stitches which can make your life easier! The blanket stitch is perhaps the most beginner-friendly stitch out there. … Read more

How to Slip Stitch

how to slip stitch in crochet

Wondering how to slip stitch? The slip stitch (abbreviated sl st in any documents you might encounter) is not so much a working stitch as it is a means to connect two pieces of fabric, hide a hem or edge, move yarn to another area of your piece, and to finish your stitch altogether. It … Read more

What is Seed Stitch Knitting?


If you’re new to knitting, there are a variety of stitches that you can learn to jump-start your new hobby. What is seed stitch knitting? Knit stitches and purl stitches, among numerous other types, are a part of the beginner’s arsenal, a necessary technique for anyone who wants to start learning the art. If you … Read more

What is Kitchener Stitch?

Kitchener stitch knitting

Knitting may be one of the most relaxing crafts out there, and it can result in extremely beautiful creations! However, if you’ve yet to pick up your own set of knitting needles, you may not know just how diverse this seemingly plain hobby can be. For instance, have you ever heard of the Kitchener stitch? … Read more

What is Topstitching?

topstitching definition

What is topstitching and how does it differ from straight stitching? Topstitching parallels straight stitching in its practical purpose, true, but it is also stitching that is explicitly meant to be seen. Oftentimes topstitching is deliberately decorative; while we’ll discuss a much more basic top stitch here, some topstitching can draw the eye as effectively … Read more