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How to Sew the Ladder Stitch – Hand Sewing Tutorial

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Good morning, class! Today lesson is on the infamous ladder stitch that I just can’t seem to stop mentioning in my other tutorials lately.

The ladder stitch is also called the slip stitch or the invisible stitch.

If you don’t have a lot of hand sewing experience, getting out the ol’ needle and thread can be a bit daunting. But I’ve got a few tips to make things a little easier for you!

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How To Make a Slouchy Hobo Bag – Sewing Tutorial with Free Pattern

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Today’s tutorial is for a nice roomy bag with a whole boatload of optional details that you can mix and match to suit your needs. Don’t want leather details? Skip it! Add a zipper pocket inside or a crossbody strap for extra functionality.

Two important notes before we get started: make sure you grab the free bag pattern here. And if you are adding leather/faux leather details, check out the tips I’ve posted here if you’ve never worked with this type of material before.

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How to Assemble a WhatTheCraft Printable PDF Pattern

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I remember being very intimidated the first time I bought a printable pattern. Printing and cutting and assembling all those pages sounded so daunting!

As it turned out, I actually enjoyed the process of assembling a printable pattern. It’s not much different than putting together a giant jigsaw puzzle, which I find kind of relaxing.

One of my favorite things about printable patterns is being able to print a new pattern for each size or variation, versus all the tracing and transferring you’d have to do with a standard commercial “all-in-one” pattern. So if a WhatTheCraft pattern is your first printable, have no fear!

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