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How to Sew a Slipstitch


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Video Duration: 5 minutes 52 seconds

You’ll love this video if:

  • You’d like to create an invisible hem finish
  • You’d like close an opened seam in the lining of a garment
  • You need to mend a seam from the right side of a garment
  • You are sewing something not easily sewn by machine

Techniques Demonstrated in this Video:

  • How to sew hem using the slipstitch
  • The proper way for the slipstitch to appear on both sides of the seam
  • How to secure thread ends


In this video, Denise Wild will teach you a useful hand sewing technique called the slipstitch. A stipstitch is a valuable sewing skill to master, used to sew tidy hems and mend rips or tears in a garment.

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About the Expert:

Sewing expert, magazine editor, and author Denise Wild is the Founder of LoveSewing and The Sewing Studio and the Content Director of BurdaStyle. Denise started teaching sewing classes in her Toronto apartment in 2004, and those classes evolved into The Sewing Studio New York, now one of North America’s leading sewing schools. Denise is the Editorial Director of BurdaStyle US magazine, and has worked as a magazine editor since 2000 for top national publications including FLARE, House & Home, Faze, and ANOKHI. Denise wrote the popular sewing reference book Mend & Make Fabulous, and has written for numerous publications and networks including Hello!, Elle, HGTV, W Network, Glow, Elevate, Chatelaine, and Slice.