How to Stitch on TikTok? 5 Best examples for marketers
How to Stitch on TikTok? 5 Best examples for marketers

Have you ever seen a Khaby Lame TikTok and wondered how he cuts and joins different clips in his video?

He uses stitch—an in-app video editing feature on TikTok that turns you into a decent video editor overnight.

The smooth transitions in most stitched TikToks might trick you into thinking it requires much technical knowledge to pull one off. 

Not exactly so. The process is pretty straightforward.

This article will walk you through a step-by-step process of stitching videos on TikTok and show you interesting examples from brands that can inspire you as you start your stitching journey.

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What is Stitch on TikTok?

Using TikTok’s words, “Stitch is a creation tool that allows you to combine another video on TikTok with the one you’re creating. If you allow another person to Stitch with your video, they can use a part of your video as a part of their own video”.


Now Introducing: STITCH! Make the ultimate collab with your fav creators 🎬

♬ original sound – TikTok

TikTok launched this tool in September 2020. It allows you to collaborate with your favorite TikTok creators by taking a part in their video and including it in yours. When you stitch another creator’s video, TikTok credits the original creator and links back to the initial video in the captions. 

TikTok stitch launch

NOTE: TikTok doesn’t allow you to stitch videos from your camera roll. Whatever videos you want to stitch must either be a live recording or a pre-recorded video on the app.

TikTok Stitch vs Duet 

The Stitch and Duet features are popular collaborative tools among TikTok creators. 

Duet allows you to share a reaction to a particular video on a split-screen. Your video is placed side by side with the video you are reacting to, and both videos play simultaneously.

Stitch, however, allows you to take a 5-second clip from another video and mix it into your video. The videos play one after the other, not at the same time, unlike Duets.

How to Stitch on TikTok

Step 1: Open TikTok and go to the video you want to use for your stitch. Press the arrow button located on the bottom right of your screen

How to stitch on TikTok - Step 1

Step 2:  Select Stitch from the menu that pops up

How to stitch on TikTok - Step 2

If the Stitch icon is faded, it means the owner of the video has disabled stitching for that video (more on that soon). Your account also has to be set to public for you to be able to stitch videos on TikTok.

Step 3: Choose your ideal clip from the video you would like to stitch. Bear in mind that TikTok only allows you to stitch up to 5 seconds of a video.

How to stitch on TikTok - Step 3

Step 4: Tap Next, then record your stitched video.

How to stitch on TikTok - Step 4

The red mark around the circle is for the original video, while the blue mark is for your recording. You can also use the different effects on the side panel to edit your TikTok. 

Once you are done, tap the red checkmark

Step 5: You can do some final rounds of editing, add a voiceover, control the volume of your video or add other effects.

Hit the next button.

NOTE: TikTok does not give you access to the music library while stitching. Whatever sound would play in your recorded video must be used in the background or when adding a voiceover.

🎉 Related Article: How to make a sound on TikTok

How to stitch on TikTok - Step 5

Step 6: Add a caption to your video, decide your video preferences, and post.

How to turn the Stitch feature on and off

There are several ways to adjust your stitch privacy settings on TikTok, and we will walk you through them quickly. 

How to turn stitch on/off for all your posts 

You can enable or disable stitching for all your posts at once. Start by tapping on the profile icon at the bottom right of your screen.

On your profile, tap the “hamburger” icon at the top right to access your profile settings

How to turn stitch on/off for all your posts - Step 1

From your settings, tap Settings and privacy

Select Privacy from the account menu

How to turn stitch on/off for all your posts - Step 2

Next, click Stitch

How to turn stitch on/off for all your posts - Step 3

Now you are able to control who can stitch with your videos.

How to turn stitch on/off for all your posts - Step 4

Your preferred choice here affects all your video content on TikTok.

How to turn stitch on/off before posting your videos

Before posting your stitched video, TikTok allows you to pick specific video preferences. Stitch is one of them.

How to turn stitch on/off before posting your videos

Depending on your choice for the video, toggle the button next to “Allow Stitch” on this page.

How to turn stitch on/off after posting your videos 

Go to the video on your profile. Tap on the three dots at the bottom right of your screen.

Tap on Privacy Settings from the list

How to turn stitch on/off after posting your videos - Step 1

Toggle the button next to Allow Stitch to turn it on/off.

How to turn stitch on/off after posting your videos - Step 2

How to find Stitches on TikTok

The level of creativity on TikTok is outrageous, so there’s no shame in looking to other creators or famous tiktokers for inspiration.

Just type in the keyword Stitch into the search bar. You can play around with different variations of the word as long as it includes the keyword or even uses hashtags (#stitch)

How to find Stitches on TikTok

If you want to be specific, you can type in  #stitch @username of your favorite creator. It would bring every stitched video of that creator.

Here’s an example using Khaby Lame

Khaby Lame example

🎉 Related Article: TikTok search guide: All you need to know about the TikTok search menu

5 TikTok Stitch examples and ideas for your brand

  1. Netflix: What is the wildest thing that you have done for love

Netflix used the stitch feature to promote their new love-themed documentary Tinder Swindler.

They made a video asking different people what the wildest thing they ever did for love was and invited tiktokers to reply to the video with a stitch of their wildest love experiences with the #wildthingsforlove. To date, the hashtags have over 11 million views on TikTok.

TikTok Stitch examples and ideas

Netflix does this regularly to promote their different shows.

  1. NBA: Tell me you are an NBA fan without telling me you are an NBA fan

The NBA challenged basketball fans worldwide with a video of Zach Lavine asking fans to find creative ways to show they were NBA fans. In the same video, the NBA responded to the challenge and asked fans to reply to the video with a stitch of their own.


First time #NBAAllStar Zach Lavine wants to know what makes you an NBA Fan! Stitch your reply to this video! ⭐️NBA All-Star, Mar. 7 6:30pm/et on TNT!

♬ original sound – NBA
  1. Urban Decay: Prince 4 Eva Collaboration

Popular makeup brand Urban Decay collaborated with Prince on a product launch video


FIRST LOOK at the limited-edition Urban Decay X @prince.4.ever collaboration. 💜🕊 Link in bio #UrbanDecay #UDXPrince #Prince

♬ UD x Prince available May 27th – urban decay

This sparked a lot of excitement, and people went on to stitch part of the video into their reviews of the product using the #udxprince.

  1. Adidas: Show me something you thought was impossible until you did it

Adidas started a #madepossiblewithadidas challenge with a video of Angelina Miklos asking the question, ” I want you to show me something you thought was impossible until you did it”, and then went ahead to show her ice skating skills.

This video initiated a TikTok trend with creators using the same sound to show  anything is possible 


#stitch with @adidas Show me something you thought was impossible until you did it. I endured hardship through grit and determination. 6 years of training pays off. Nothing is impossible, the word itself says “I’m Possible” #impossibleisnothing #madepossiblewithadidas

♬ original sound – qhouirunnisa – Qhouirunnisa
  1. Mypheme: Stitch with  Roxanne Olaru

Feminine clothing brand saw a video of fashion stylist Roxanne Olaru trying to style a silk dress similar to their ‘Artemis’ dress in an unconventional way( using an earring and a bracelet). 

They stitched her video and used her idea to style and promote their dress.

Using Stitch to reach your TikTok marketing goals

As a brand, all you do on TikTok should drive you towards specific goals you’ve highlighted in your marketing strategy. If you don’t have a well-laid-out TikTok marketing strategy, here’s a complete guide to help you create one. 

Whatever your company goals, collaborative tools like Stitch and Duets are valuable. They are foolproof ways to improve your engagements and reach.

You don’t have to worry about your competitors stealing your creative ideas since TikTok would always give credit to the original video in a stitch. Instead, focus on creating videos people would enjoy and want to include in their content. The more other creators stitch your video, the better your content reach, increasing your brand awareness.

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