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How to Sew: Prick Stitch

Watch our helpful video guide: How to sew a prick stitch aka a pic stitch. One of our Learn To Sew video guides.

You can also download a PDF copy of this tutorial.

This video shows how to sew a pic stitch, also known as a prick stitch. This stitch can be visible or invisible, depending on the use. A visible pic stitch can be used as a decorative element on a garment. An invisible pic stitch is typically used around the facing to tack the seam allowance to the facing of a garment.

This type of stitch is sewn by hand with a needle and thread.

Top tip: We recommend a gold eye needle as this is easier to thread and remember to use coordinating coloured thread for your project.

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