How to Stitch on TikTok

TikTok lends itself to the creation of content – be it unique or linked with a trending or viral video…

TikTok lends itself to the creation of content – be it unique or linked with a trending or viral video that is already out there on the platform.

While unique and original content is always well regarded by followers and the platform’s algorithm, sometimes reaction videos and TikTok’s which jump on the back of existing trends can be an incredibly easy way for a creator’s profile to grow. One of the best ways of building this kind of content and tapping into the power of a reaction to a viral video is through what’s known as stitching.

Keep reading to find out what it means to ‘stitch’ on TikTok – and how to do it.

What is ‘Stitching’ on TikTok?

When you Stitch on TikTok, you essentially take part of an existing video that another creator has produced and shared, and layer it with your own reaction on the end.

Interestingly, this is exactly the type of TikTok content that has made TikTok’s most prolific creator famous. Khaby Lame, the TikTok creator with the highest following in the world, found fame by starting each TikTok with a pre-shared “life hack” video, before adding his own incredibly obvious comic take on the hack at the end of the clip.

So, stitching enables you to create something new while taking the idea and underlying concept from an existing piece of content. Here’s how to create a stitched video on TikTok.

5 Steps to Creating a Stitched Video on TikTok

  1. Choose a video that you want to stitch onto with your own content. This could be something that’s trending and being used as a stitching opportunity by other creators, or it could be something completely unique that you have seen and want to try out!
  2. Click on the ‘Share’ button at the bottom of the list of engagement icons, to the right hand side of the video 
  3. Click on ‘Stitch’ from the carousel of grey icon options along the bottom of the share menu
  4. Use the drag tool to identify the part of the video that you want to use at the start of your stitch. When you’re happy with the clip, select ‘Next’ in the top right hand corner 
  5. You now need to film your own piece of content which will sit right after the content you’ve selected from the original video. The capture icon will tell you exactly how many seconds of existing content have been used, with you able to add between 15 seconds and 10 minutes to create your full TikTok

Once you’ve filmed your reaction or response video, the two will be stitched together to run seamlessly into each other. And there you have it! A stitched video which is sure to fire up some engagement from your followers and encourage them to try their own version of stitched and recreated content!