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How to Sew a Mattress Stitch Seam

By: Jennifer Pionk from acrochetedsimplicity.com

How to Sew a Mattress Stitch Seam
How to Sew a Mattress Stitch Seam

"The first seaming technique that most crocheters learn is the whipstitch. While whipstitching has a time and a place, the Mattress Stitch Seam has become my go-to technique when seaming panels of crocheted fabric together. In this tutorial, I’ll share with you why! While there are many tutorials out there for the mattress stitch seam, I wanted to share with you my version. It differs a little from most others you’ll find in that I work on the Right Side of the fabric and I insert my yarn needle differently. This is a personal preference, and in my opinion, makes the most invisible seam."

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I, like so many other people who crochet usually use the good old standby whip stitch to sew things together when crocheting. I welcome a new technique, but will probably always have the whip stitch on the ready as a great backup. I have used it for so many years now that I dont know if I can change.

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