What is the purpose of a slip stitch?
Slip stitches allow you to join seams, at the waistband or collar for instance, hem garments, and enclose item without the presence of any visible stitches. This is useful if you’re working on a project that can’t be sewn by a sewing machine like a pillow seam for instance.
What does it mean to slip stitch in crochet?
The slip stitch (abbreviated sl st) is the flattest (or smallest) of all the crochet stitches. Although you can use the slip stitch to crochet a fabric, the slip stitch is really more of a utility stitch or a technique. Practice this stitch by slip-stitching the ends of a foundation chain to form a ring.
Is slip stitch the same as single crochet?
An English single crochet (sc) would translate as a slip stitch (sl st) in American patterns. A treble crochet (tr) in a vintage pattern, such as those found in Weldon’s, would translate to a double crochet (dc) in current American patterns.
What does slip stitch mean in sewing?
1 : a concealed stitch for sewing folded edges (such as hems) made by alternately running the needle inside the fold and picking up a thread or two from the body of the article. 2 : an unworked stitch especially : a knitting stitch that is shifted from one needle to another without knitting it.