BLANKET STITCH TUTORIAL
SEWING NEEDLES ARE SHARP! ALL KIDS UNDER 10 YEARS MUST BE SUPERVISED BY AN ADULT WHEN WORKING ON THIS
The blanket stitch is the most basic and widely used stitch for sewing simple 2D felt projects. Using our little ghost as demo, below are steps to show you how to use blanket stitches to sew your felt project together.
TIP FOR SEWING ORNAMENTS WITH A STRING: It's best to start stitching from the bottom so that your ornament can be stuffed from the bottom. I find this easier because it allows you to blanket stitch your project closed from the bottom instead of at the top where the string is. It can be a big pain to stitch your project closed when the string is in your way.
BLANKET STITCHES UP-CLOSE
To start the blanket stitch, tie a knot at the end of the thread and insert the needle downwards through the bottom side of the felt. A good knot at the end of the thread will stop it in place.
Bring your needle back over to the front and insert into both layers of the felt. Pull the needle through to the other side, making sure that you pull it through the loop of your thread.
Continue to draw your thread outwards through the felt and through the thread loop and when you reach the end, you'll have your first blanket stitch.
TIP: To make a nice looking stitch, make sure that you don't pull too tight when you reach the end of the thread or your felt will bunch up. Make y our stitches snug and secure, not too tight.
For the next blanket stitch, bring your needle back up to the front face of your ghost and insert it to the right of your first stitch. Draw the thread through both layers of felt, making sure that you bring it through the loop of the thread.
Continue to draw your thread outwards through the felt and through the thread loop and when you reach the end, you'll have your second blanket stitch. Continue the above steps for your next series of blanket stitches.