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In a few of my recent posts, I have mentioned blind stitches. Knowing the art of blind stitching is crucial in upholstery. Before there were supplies available for making upholstery quicker, all upholsterers used blind stitching to close seams on furniture. It is an important step for a tailored piece of furniture, so put away that hot glue gun, and learn how the pros do it!
For blind stitching, you will need a small curved needle like these: https://amzn.to/2V4w6Ou and some heavy thread. You will probably want to match the colour of the fabric, but for perfect stitches it will not matter (and in fact it’s a pretty good test of your skill) because as the name implies, when done correctly, you will not be able to see the stitches.
I use this stitch on all long pleats, and anywhere that looks loose and needs a bit of tailoring, as well as to close up toss pillows. I find it’s better to stitch more than necessary than not enough.