How To Sew Blanket Stitch
Learn how to sew a blanket stitch on this step-by-step instruction guide. If you’ve been searching for an instructional guide on how to sew blanket stitch online and have had no luck, this is the article for you!
What is Blanket Stitch?
Blanket stitch is a type of stitching that uses a long loop of thread to sew together two pieces of fabric. This stitch is often used to create blankets and similar items.
Blanket stitch is a basic stitch used in quilting. It is also known as running stitch or dot stitch. To do blanket stitch, start at one end of the fabric and sew a running stitch through the fabric. Then make a small dot every third stitch and continue sewing until you reach the other end of the fabric.
How to Sew Blanket Stitch
Sewing a blanket stitch is an essential skill for any quilter. This simple stitch can be used to sew almost anything, from lightweight fabrics like cotton and linen to heavier materials like fleece and wool. Here’s how to sew a blanket stitch:
1. Start by sewing a basic seam using your chosen sewing method. For this blog, we’ll be using a straight stitch and zigzag stitch.
2. Now, take the bottom of your fabric and fold it up so that the raw edge is against the wrong side of your fabric. Pin in place using pinning techniques appropriate for the fabric you’re using.
3. Sew the folded edge down using a blanket stitch, making sure to keep the fold even as you go. Finish off by trimming away any excess fabric at the end of your seam.
Now you have a perfect seam that’s both strong and weatherproof! If you need to fix a mistake, just snip away at the offending stitches with a pair of scissors, then remake the seam as needed.
Helpful Tips for Sewing with Blanket Stitch
When sewing with blanket stitch, be sure to use a light touch and keep your stitches tight to avoid puckering or stretching. Here are a few helpful tips for sewing with blanket stitch:
-Start by folding the fabric in half so that the sewn edge is on the inside. Pin the folded fabric together along one long edge. Sew using a 1/8′ seam allowance.
-Tip: To make sure your seams are even and smooth, use a seam ripper before you start sewing.
-Now unfold the fabric and press it open. Take care not to stretch or distort your seam allowances.
-Repeat these steps for the other side of your project.
Which Attachments Work Best for Using Blanket Stitch?
Blanket stitch is an easy and versatile stitch used for sewing a variety of fabrics together. There are a few different attachments that can be used for blanket stitch, and which one you choose will depend on the fabric and the method you are using.
One option is to use a blanket stitch foot, which has a rounded bottom and comes in several different sizes. This type of foot is best for woven fabrics because it creates a tight seam without using zippers or buttons. It’s also great for when you want to create a hem or edge on your project.
Another option is a zipper foot, which is designed specifically for blanket stitch. This type of foot has two rows of teeth that make it easier to sew through layers of fabric. Plus, since it’s designed for this particular type of stitching, it’s also great for creating a hem or edge.
There are also other types of feet available that work well with blanket stitch, such as bias tape feet and hemstitch feet. Whatever attachment you choose, make sure to read the instructions that come with it before you begin stitching to ensure that you are using it correctly.
Different Types of Fabrics that Can be Sewed With Blanket Stitch
Blanket stitch is a versatile stitch that can be used on a variety of fabrics. Here are four types of fabrics that can be sewn with blanket stitch: cotton, linen, wool, and cashmere.
Cotton is the most common fabric used for blankets and bedding, so it’s great to know how to sew with this fabric type. Blanket stitch is great for woven fabrics because it creates a strong seam. To sew with cotton using blanket stitch, start by sewing a straight line down the middle of the fabric. Then, start sewing the fabric towards the edges of the straight line, making sure to keep the stitches close together. You can also use blanket stitch to create hemming tapes or edge seams on woven fabrics.
Linen is another great fabric type for blankets and bedding. Blanket stitch is perfect for this type of fabric because it has good stretch and recovery properties. To sew with linen using blanket stitch, start by cutting the fabric into even strips. Then, sew each strip together using blanket stitch. You can also use blanket stitch to create hems or edge seams on linen fabrics.
Wool is a warm and sturdy fabric that makes a great blanket or bed
Quick and Easy Projects With Blanket Stitch
Blanket stitch is a great way to add a bit of texture and interest to your sewing projects. Here are four quick and easy projects that use this stitch.
1. Blanket Stitch Scarf
This scarf is versatile and easy to make. You can use it as a winter scarf, a summer scarf, or even as a headband!
-Blanket stitch fabric (50% cotton/50% polyester)
1. Sew the ends of the fabric together using blanket stitch. Make sure to leave a 1-inch border at both ends.
2. With the right side facing out, fold the fabric in half so that the sewn end is now the middle of the fabric. Mark each end of the fabric with a stitch marker. This will help you keep track of your stitches later on. 3. Sew along each marked line, making sure to backstitch at the beginning and end of each seam. 4. Now fold the fabric in half again, so that the sewn end is now on the left side of the fabric. Mark each end of the fabric
How do you start a blanket stitch?
Blanket stitch is a type of seam that uses a continuous sewing motion to create a fabric edge. The basic steps are:
1) Mark the location of the stitching on your fabric with a pencil or chalk line.
2) Sew along the pencil or chalk line, making sure to backstitch at the beginning and end of the seam.
3) Trim the seam allowance to 1/8 inch (3 mm).
4) Turn the seam allowance inside out so that the raw edge of the fabric is facing outward.
5) Push up on one end of the seam allowance gently until it pops open and you have a perfect opening for your blanket.
6) Cut off any excess seam allowance and tuck it away inside your blanket.
What stitch should I use for a blanket?
Blanket stitches can be sewn with almost any stitch, but there are a few that work particularly well. The blanket stitch is a versatile and durable stitch that is great for blankets and other large pieces of fabric. It’s also perfect for creating a textured surface. Here are some tips on how to sew the blanket stitch:
1. Start by making a basic chain stitch in the desired location. You can use any size chain, but make sure the stitch is big enough so that it will hold the fabric together while you’re sewing.
2. Next, take the needle in your left hand and thread it through the first hole of the chain. Then take the needle in your right hand and pull it through the next hole in the chain. This creates a loop.
3. Now take the needle in your left hand and thread it through the second hole of the chain. Again, take the needle in your right hand and pull it through the next hole in the chain, creating another loop.
4. Continue doing this until you’ve created all of the loops you need. Make sure that each loop is big enough so that it will hold up the fabric while you’re sewing .
5. At this point you should have one half of the chain already attached to the fabric, which is in your left hand. Take the needle in your right hand and thread it through the first hole of the chain. Then take the needle in your left hand and pull it through the next hole in the chain. This creates a loop.
6. Now take the needle in your right hand and thread it through the second hole of the chain. Again, take the needle in your left hand and pull it through, creating another loop.
7. Continue doing this until you’ve created all of the loops you need; make sure that each loop is big enough so that it will hold up yarn while you’re sewing.
8. Next, attach a bead to each loop you’ve made. Make a U-turn with the needle, and sew a bead onto each loop.
9. Slide your prepared piece of fabric into your sewing machine’s feed dog (you haven’t done this yet, right?) and stitch along each bead. If you want more decorative stitching around the edge of the beaded section, make sure that you flip it over after every few stitches (that way, the back side of your fabric will be on top).
10. With this finished section sewn in place, move on to attaching it to the other half of your hat.
11. Turn the hat inside out again so that you’re working with the front side of your fabric and not the backside anymore; take your second piece of fabric and lay it right sides together with the first.
12. Fold your first piece of fabric in half so that you have a rectangle measuring about 20 inches wide by 5-6 inches tall, and then fold in all four corners to make a square (you can also use a ruler or yardstick if you’re more comfortable with that).
13. Place this square on top of the hat, wrong sides facing out, and pin in place.
14. Sew around the perimeter of your square, leaving a small hole at one corner to turn through later (use about 1/4 inch seam allowance for all seams).
How do you sew blanket stitch corners?
Blanket stitch is a versatile and common seam used for sewing blankets, quilts, and other large pieces of fabric. Here’s how to sew it: 1. Sew the seam allowance of one piece of fabric to the seam allowance of the other. 2. Sew the two pieces together around the edge, using a blanket stitch or any other type of seam, until you reach the corner. 3. Make a small pleat or “valley” at the corner and press it down. 4. Turn the corner so that the valley is now on the outside of your fabric piece, and stitch it closed. 5.Press your seams open and enjoy your beautifully sewn blanket!
Can a sewing machine do a blanket stitch?
Blanket stitch is one of the most common sewing stitches. It’s a simple, strong seam that’s great for fabrics with a lot of stretch. Here’s how to do it:
1. Sew the right sides of your fabric together. Leave a 1-inch opening at the end so you can turn it right side out.
2. Sew the opening closed using a blanket stitch. Make sure you backstitch at the beginning and end of the seam to keep it strong.
3. Turn your blanket stitch seam inside out so that the fabric is now on the outside. Press it gently so it’s smooth and wrinkle-free.
4. Start sewing the two pieces together up to the 1-inch opening. If you’re doing a long seam, sew slowly and carefully all the way around. If you’re doing a short seam, just leave an inch of space at each end for turning and sewing.
5. When you get back to the beginning of your seam, start turning it right side out again.
6. Pull gently on the blanket stitch seam to set it into place so that the two sides interlock and form a strong, flat seam with no loose threads poking out.
7. Press your blanket stitch seams again so they lie flat and are nice and smooth.*Note: This blog was written by me using and doesn’t mean that these steps have to be done exactly in the order that I’ve listed them. The blanket stitch is a pretty simple seam, and there are many methods for doing it.
Making a ball out of socks
Making a ball out of socks is a fun way to keep your child entertained while you sew. You will need two pairs of socks, a ball-point pen, and scissors.
Begin by cutting one pair of socks in half along the middle seam. Try to keep the halves as even as possible so that the ball will be symmetrical.
Next, take one of the halves and fold it in half so that the seam is on the inside. Grab the top of the sock and pull it tight so that the seam forms a loop. This is now your first “ball” stitch. Make a few more stitches around the edge of the sock to form a ball.
Take the other half of the sock and repeat steps 2-4, but this time fold it in half so that the seam is on the outside. Make sure that both balls are evenly filled with stitches.
Now it’s time to create our “net” stitch. Start by making a long loop with one of your balls—the same size as your final product (should be around 8 inches). Then start making small stitches close to each other all around the outer edge of your net, but not going into the loop. Leave a long stitch at the end of each row, and place seed beads on top of your stitches. You should now have something like this: Now repeat steps 1-4 to make another ball, fill it and chain the two balls together. You should now have one ball and two chains with beads on them.
How to make a ball from scraps
Making a ball out of scraps is a great way to use up your fabric. It’s also a great way to learn some new blanket stitch techniques. Here’s how you can make a ball from scraps:
1. Cut your fabric into the size you want your ball to be. For this example, we’ll be making a small ball out of a piece of cotton fabric.
2. Start by folding the fabric in half so that the short end is on the left and the long end is on the right. Then fold it in half again so that the crease lines are down the middle of the fabric.
3. Next, start sewing along one of the long edges using a straight stitch or a zigzag stitch. Make sure to backstitch at the end to secure your seam.
4. Repeat steps 2-3 until you have completed the entire ball. You can now either seam allowances or leave them as is for a more organic look.
5. Fold the ball in half and begin sewing along one short side, or left hand edge. Sewing along the short side will create a nice seam allowance for later use.
6. Next you’ll need to fold the ball in half again lengthwise so that the long, creased end is toward you and the folded edge is on your left.
7. Use a zigzag stitch or straight stitch to sew across this folded edge. Be careful not to sew through your seam allowance, as that would make it really hard to pull apart later on!
8. Repeat steps 6-7 until you have sewn all of the creases with small stitches and seams to prevent them from fraying further, if desired.
9. Now you’re ready to start pulling apart the fabric! You do not have to pull apart the whole ball, but you do want to separate out the two layers into 3 sections. If you don’t separate them completely, you will end up with zigzag stitches in your seam allowance that would be really difficult to remove later.
10. Take one of the bag sections and use a seam ripper or flat razor blade to carefully cut along the seam line from top to bottom.
If you’re looking to learn how to sew blanket stitch, this video blog is a great place to start. In this video, we’ll show you the basics of this popular seam, and then walk you through an example project. By the end of this lesson, you’ll be able to sew a simple blanket stitched piece like a pro!