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Illustrated Embroidery Stitch Guide

 Fly Stitch:

 

How to stitch fly stitch, fly stitch illustrated guide

Bring your needle up through the fabric at the left-hand side of the pattern line, pull thread across to the opposite side of the pattern line and back through the fabric. Now bring the needle up through the middle point of the pattern a). Secure the ‘v’ shape you have made with a small vertical stitch b).

 

 Satin Stitch: 

 How to stitch satin stitch, embroidery stitch guide to satin stitch

This is a filling stitch. Push the needle up through the fabric a) and then back down again b) in long straight stitches. Place your stitches close together so that no fabric shows through.

 

 Stem Stitch:

 Illustrated guide to stem stitch, how to sew stem stitch beginners embroidery guide

Working along the line of the pattern from left to right push the needle up through the fabric from the back one stitch length after the last a). When you push the needle back down through the fabric overlap the previous stitch by about one-third b) making sure the needle goes back through the fabric along the pattern line. The completed stitch will look a bit like a rope.

 Back Stitch

 how to sew back stitch, beginners embroidery guide to back stitch

Bring your needle up through the fabric a stitch length from the start of your pattern line (1) and then back through the fabric to make a simple stitch (2). Continue by bringing the needle back up through the fabric a stitch length before the previous stitch, see b).

 

  Woven Rose

 illustrated guide to woven rose embroidery stitch

Step 1: Bring your needle up through the middle of the circle where all the lines meet. Cover each of the lines with a single stitch a) going back through the centre point each time b). Keep the stitches fairly loose as you will need to weave thread under and over them.

 Illustrated guide to woven rose embroidery stitch

Step 2: Bring your needle up through fabric through the middle of the circle where all the lines meet. Now begin to weave the thread around the stitches you have made, making sure the thread goes under one stitch and over the next in turn c) and d) continue until the circle is filled with the woven stitches. Don’t pull the thread tight when weaving, allow it to stay loose and lay flat. When complete push the needle back through the fabric and gently tie a knot. 

 

 


Lazy Daisy

Illustrated guide to stitching Lazy Daisy, easy embroidery stitch guide

Bring your needle up through the fabric and create loop a) push the needle back down through the fabric near to where you brought it up. Push the needle back up through the fabric at the point you would like to make the top edge of the petal. Finally, secure the petal shape with a small stitch b).

 

 

Split Stitch

how to sew split stitch, easy embroidery stitch guide for beginners

Bring your needle up through the fabric at the start of your pattern line and then back through the fabric to make a simple stitch. Push the needle back up through the fabric in the middle of the previous stitch, splitting the threads on either side of the needle b).

 

Running Stitch

illustrated guide to running stitch, easy embroidery guide, how to sew running stitch

Bring your needle up through the fabric at the start of the pattern line a) and then push it back down through the fabric at the end of the pattern line b). You will create the effect of a dashed line.