Sewing with Running stitch Posted by Furryhappymonster on Jun 16, 2015
Hello everyone I am new to the site. I make puppets mostly from felt  I double the fleece over and stitch the shape of my puppets and cut them out. I haven't been constructing puppets for long but I use the running stitch which is  a basic stitch and haven't had any problems yet. I sew by hand. Would you say that the running stitch if a strong/sturdy stitch?
Re: Sewing with Running stitch Posted by pagestep007 on Jun 17, 2015
HI , and welcome! Yes, the running stitch works and is easy to do, but it is a good idea to go over the stitch in reverse once you get to the end of your seam. It just makes it that much stronger, and the material does not 'slide' on the thread as much. What I mean by reverse is, where you go down through the material, push the  needle up through, and where you have gone up, go down, but through the same stitch holes. The stitch, if seen, also looks a lot more professional like it has been machine sewn.

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