The whip stitch is a simple stitch that is commonly used to sew together two layers of fabric to make a seam. The whip stitch can either be sewn with a matching thread or made more decorative by sewing with a contrasting thread. The whip stitch is ideal when joining together two layers of felt, as it not only holds the layers securely together, it also creates a decorative embroidery effect around the edges.
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Thread your needle with a thread that matches the fabric you're sewing. Tie a knot in the end of the thread.
Hold both layers of fabric together with the edges level. Insert your needle between the two layers and push it up through the top layer, 1/4 inch from the edge of the fabric. Pull the thread through so the knot is hidden between the two layers.
Take your needle around to the back of the two layers, and push it up through both layers 1/4 inch from the first stitch.
Take a needle around to the back of the two layers again, and make another stitch up from the back to the front through both layers of fabric. Repeat, keeping the stitches equally spaced apart and all the same length.