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!
How to Hand Sew an Invisible Stitch (Tutorial) A step-by-step demonstration on how to hand sew an invisible stitch (AKA hidden stitch, ladder stitch, blind stitch or slip stitch). This is a perfect sewing.
Another pinner said: "Really helpful binding tutorial from The Sometimes Crafter. I use the binding video by the Missouri Star Quilt Co. which is very good but this tut has some extra hints and tips which look very good.