A split seam might feel like the end of your favorite top or skirt, but this is actually a very easy fix with a simple ladder stitch. Check out the video above showing you how a ladder stitch works, and first we have a few extra tips to make your repair invisible:
- Use coordinating thread – Choose a thread color that’s as close to the color of your garment as possible. For prints, choose a dominant color in the design.
- Use small stitches – Bigger stitches make the repair go faster, but doing more stitches that are smaller makes your finished product stronger and your repair less obvious.
- Start and end past the tear – To make your repair stronger, begin stitching about 1/4″ before the tear in the fabric and continue 1/4″ past the end of the broken seam.