Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Blanket Stitching Can Be Sophisticated or Casual

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Blanket Stitching Can Be Sophisticated or Casual

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Dear Eunice Farmer: I see so many garments with blanket stitching on the edges, is this simply a Western look?

It can be Western and it can be very sophisticated. I have seen ready-to-wear patterns that use this detail in coat dresses, blouses, shirts, jackets, vests, etc.

It is a wonderful detail and one that you can add to a garment in your closet to update it.

I love this detail so much, I have gone into great detail to show exactly how it is done.

Either use a strand of yarn or the six strands of embroidery cotton. You want it to be important.

To make blanket stitches, thread a long needle with yarn or embroidery floss. Bring needle up at 1 (finished edge).

Insert at 2 (desired distance from finished edge), then exit at 3 (directly below finished edge), pulling needle through loop formed by thread.

Repeat, keeping stitches and spacing even.

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