How do you do a mattress stitch seam?

How do you finish a mattress stitch?

To tighten the seam between the two pieces, tug on the yarn after ever few rows. However, do not pull too tight or the yarn may pucker. Pull the yarn just enough to bring the sides together. If you notice any puckering, loosen the seam stitching to eliminate the puckering.

What is a mattress stitch?

The Mattress Stitch is a finishing technique for vertical seaming. It creates an invisible join between pieces worked in stockinette stitch or ribbing, perfect for so many things, such as sewing the front and back of a sweater together.

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