Ladder stitch: An invisible handstitch for closing pillows

 Sewing Stars Blog has a great tutorial for making the ladder stitch.  If you make pillows or softies, the ladder stitch is one of the most useful hand stitches to know.  It can be used to close the stuffing hole without showing any of your stitches.  In my house, we always call it, “that invisible closing stitch thingie,” but ladder stitch sounds much more official.


  1. Amanda says

    This isn’t helpful. How can I see the instructions!? Click the picture and you still can’t see the instructions! Why else have them there?

    • says

      The photo in my post is just a thumbnail. You’ll need to follow the link in my post to go to the blog where this tutorial is shared, then you can download a PDF version. –Anne

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