slip stitch


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slip stitch

n
(Knitting & Sewing) a sewing stitch for securing hems, etc, in which only two or three threads of the material are caught up by the needle each time, so that the stitches are nearly invisible from the right side
[C19: from slip1]

slip′ stitch`


n.
a loose stitch taken between two layers of fabric, as on a facing or hem, so as to be invisible on the right or outer side.
[1880–85]
slip′-stitch`, v.t., v.i.
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Noun1.slip stitch - a loose stitch catching only a thread or two of fabric; designed to be invisible from the right side
embroidery stitch, sewing stitch - a stitch made with thread and a threaded sewing needle through fabric or leather
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Stuff with fiberfill and slip stitch the opening closed to complete the pillow.
Carefully push the seam right to the edge at each scallop and indent (you can use a chop stick for this), slip stitch the gap closed, then iron everything in place.
Slip stitch the binding fold to the slipper top print side.
Anchor your thread so the tail is hidden and work a small running stitch or slip stitch all the way around the edges of the patch, being sure to catch the garment fabric underneath.
This technique lends to a host of variations and are demonstrated in twelve patterns for accessories and gifts that go beyond the usual single-color creations to slip stitch some innovative creations.
HMa han wit an loo her You will of three hangers, PS1.99; craft sboth The Range; fabric offcutsPSribbon, PS2.50 for fivePa Make it: Wrap e using Make it: Wrap each hanger in a strip of fabric and hem using a slip stitch on the underside.
Using black yarn Round 1: work 6dc into magic ring, join with slip stitch, chain1 (6sts) Round 2: 2dc into each stitch around, join with a slip stitch, ch1 (12sts) Change to red Round 3: work in the back loops only (dc in the first stitch, 2dc in the next) repeat around (18sts) Join with a slip st, ch1 Round 4: (dc in next 2 stitches, 2dc in the next) repeat around (24sts) Join with slip stitch, ch1 Round 5: (dc in 3sts, 2dc in the next) repeat around (30sts) Join with a slip stitch, ch1 Round 6: dc in each stitch around (30sts) Round 7: ( slip 2sts, 5tr in the next stitch, dc, 5tr in the next stitch, dc) repeat around Join with a slip stitch and finish off Embroider any details onto your poppy.
The slip stitch count and stitches that are picked up along the heel edges are half of the heel flap number (14).