Want to brush up on your hand sewing skills?
Slipstitch is a hand stitch that you can use to join a folded edge of fabric to another piece of fabric – for example, for hemming or for attaching binding inside an armhole.
The great thing about this stitch is that it’s almost invisible on the outside of the garment, so provides a more couture finish than if you were to topstitch by machine.
Here’s a short video showing you how to sew slipstitch. I’m demonstrating on the armhole binding of the Etta dress. I’m using contrast thread so you can see exactly what I’m doing – please do use thread that matches your garment fabric though so your stitches are barely visible and the finish looks much neater!