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Recently, Becky shared a post from Stardust Shoes on how to close a softie with a baseball stitch. If you are looking for another way to close a softie or a pillow with hidden stitches, check out this video from my sewing mentor and good friend, Leslie Bonnell. When I gave my monsters demo at Maker Faire last year, I showed how to do this stitch that I’d learned from Leslie herself. Several people came up after the demo and asked me to show them again, up close, so they could see the magic stitch in action. Now anyone can learn from Leslie by watching this short video on using the ladder stitch to close a seam invisibly.



  1. Ruth says:

    Hey, thanks for that video! I’m relatively new at sewing, so I have a lot to learn and I am glad to add that stitch to my repertoire. -Ruth

  2. Bernadette says:

    Thanks for that cool tutorial! I’ll give it a shot next time I’m stitching.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Freakin awesome, Thanks!!!

  4. Victoria says:

    I searched everywhere for this. Thanks a bunch.

  5. Linda Evans says:

    I’m trying to “Pin” this on Pinterest so I won’t lose it, but can’t because it can’t find an image. This taught me not just how to repair a toy, but clothing and household items! It’s a WONDERFUL stitch! THANK YOU fort posting your tutorial!

  6. Sue says:

    awesome tutorial, thanks. I’ve been doing it all wrong for 40 years. That was beautiful.

  7. […] look good), then turn inside out again and trim the seams to 1/4″. Then turn it back through, sew up the turning hole with ladder stitch and then give the whole thing a thorough pressing. And you are all […]