stitching with pink thread and title "edge stitch tutorial"

Pojagi Edge Stitch Tutorial

edge stitch with pink thread and title

This edge stitch is a nice decorative touch for small items. It gives the look of a braid edging, but is also a very secure way to join two pieces together.

It gives the look of a braid and is a secure way to join two pieces. It was used in Christmas ornaments HERE and HERE.

1.Hold the two pieces together, right sides out. If you want, you can baste the seams first or hold it with pins or clips.

2. Bring the thread up on the left side. Bury the know between the two pieces.

placing two pieces together to begin stitching.

3. Take a stitch about 1/4″ above the thread, taking the needle through both pieces fro right to left.

taking a stitch to join two pieces of fabric.

If you are left-handed, you can reverse the direction of the stitching.

4. Take the next stitch just above the bottom thread, also from right to left.

stitching two pieces together with cross stitch.

5. Repeat the stitches, one up and one down each one just slightly above the last stitch.

close up of edge stitch

Eventually the lower stitches will overlap the upper stitches, so there is a bit of padding in the seam as well.

This is beautiful with either matching or contrasting threads. It looks wonderful with variegated thread.


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Elizabeth DeCroos

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Elizabeth enjoys doing all types of sewing and needlework and teaching others new techniques. For more information or to have her speak to your group click HERE.

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