If you’ve ever wanted to know how to sew an invisible stitch, this post is for you. The Ladder Stitch, sometimes called the Slip Stitch or Invisible Stitch is an easy stitch to learn and is perfect for sewing up the last bits of a project.
I often call for this stitch to be used in my patterns. You know when you sew up a stuffed animal, and you sew it all on the machine, but you need to leave an opening to turn and stuff? This is the perfect stitch for the job. It’s also very good for keeping things in place without seeing the stitches. (If you had a sash on a dress that you wanted to stay just right, you could stitch it in place with this stitch.) In fact, ryou can technically use any color of thread because you won’t be able to see it. (Though, I usually try to match mine, just in case.)
How to Sew an Invisible Ladder Stitch
The basics of the Ladder Stitch are as follows. First, it does help if the two fabrics you are joining together have a nice, folded edge. (That’s why this is so nice for sewing up the turning hole left on a seam.) Then you’ll basically bring your needle back and forth, making sure to trail your thread inside the folds of the fabric.
You can check out the video below to learn to sew this invisible stitch.