How to Sew – Sink Stitch (aka. Stitch in a Ditch)

I’m sure many of you have used this technique before, but I figured I’d include it just in case. It is a pretty self-explanatory concept, but I made a really short video anyway so those of you who haven’t tried it yet can see how it is done.

I can’t honestly say that this is always as easy as it looks. Half the time my fingers are crossed that I am able to catch the fabric on the back side at all, but I have something below that may help you with that problem.

Like I said in the video, this is a great way to attach waistbands, linings, and also hide your stitches on a quilt. You do have to work slowly, and have a bit of patience, but I also have one little tip to make things easier.

On the “wrong side” of the project (the inside), pin the fabric edge just below your seam (where you would like it to end up). Then baste it down from the inside. Remove the pins. Flip the project over and stitch in the ditch. Then remove the baste stitch.

I know it’s an extra step, but this way everything should come out lined up and pretty with no wrinkles and stitches falling off the edge! We’ve all been there. (And usually pretend it looks fine and move on. lol)

Well, only 2 more videos to go before we are ready to make the pattern for the Keyhole dress. Have you picked out your fabric yet? I used about 2/3 yd. to make a 2-3T dress for Reli and still had a bit leftover. I would imagine 1 yd. would be plenty for any size up to 5-6, but can’t guarantee that since kids are so vastly different.

Also, I am looking for someone with a 2T sized daughter/granddaughter who would be willing to test my pattern. I will be showing you how to make your own pattern later this week, but thought it might be helpful to just add a copy of the pattern in the future. Unfortunately, we don’t know any kids here yet for me to try it on. If you are interested, please send me an e-mail.

Thanks for Visiting!
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