Stays progress

Yeesh, radio silence for 2 weeks. Turns out stays involve a lot more work than I thought, and as you go it looks like you are getting nowhere.

To sew the pieces together, first I whipstitched the seams down using a ginormous stitch to hold them flat.

8 whipstitchThen I whipstitched the front and back pieces together, trying to go through as many layers of fabric as possible.

9 moar whipstitch

This ends up producing a strong stitch, which lies very flat from the other side.

10 seam

This is a period technique, as seen here. And hey, their stitches are much bigger and uglier than mine! I should be more sloppy!

 

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