I don't think I've ever used a ladder stitch before. Learn new things every day :) A fantastic tutorial for how to sew openings closed by hand using a ladder stitch. Pictures to guide you through every step!
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Learn to Sew Series-How to Buy Fabric - Crazy Little Projects A Guide to How to Buy Fabric: Understanding different types and how to find your way around the fabric store Should you absolutely love arts and crafts you'll will love this site!