Backstitching is most often used for purposes of repairing ripped seams that are hard to reach, since it is one of the strongest styles of hand stitching. If small enough it can even appear like a regular machine stitch did it on the front side, although there are overlapping stitches on the opposing side.
Used frequently for hiding the machine stitching of a hem, the Blind Stitch is very inconspicuous and one of the more tough ones. It takes place in between the facing and the outside edge, or underlining of the garment, to hide the machine stitched hem. Continue reading “How to Hand Sew The Blind Stitch”
The Running Stitch is the type of sewing stitch most people are acquainted with. It is similar to the basting stitch in that it’s a straight line, but the stitches are smaller and more precise.
The basting stitch is pretty much the most basic of the basic in hand sewing techniques. I think it’s the first one that everyone learns since it is so simple.