Ladder stitch is a revolutionary technique when it comes to sewing softies. Once you learn how it works, you never look back.
Whenever you want to add ears or a nose or a tail to your softie, ladder stitch them on and the stitches will be totally invisible. Need to close up a stuffing opening? Ladder stitch it closed and no matter what color thread you chose, you'll never see the stitches. It's very simple to do and it gives your toys a more professional finish.
In this short video I show you how to ladder stitch. If you've haven't used ladder stitch before, I hope you'll give it a try on your next softie project!
I used ladder stitch to sew the cute little nose on Candace the Candy Corn, my new Halloween softie pattern. Happy sewing!