How do you sew Stem Stitch?

how to sew split stitch with needle and thread

How do you sew Stem Stitch? and what should I use it for?

Stem Stitch is a beautiful, alternative stitch to create flower stems from, rather then using a back stitch, or split stitch. Simple to create using the tutorial below you will be sewing split stitch confidently in no time.


Start by pulling the needle and thread up through the fabric, make one stitch. With your needle and thread underneath the fabric, bring the needle up through the centre of the stitch you have just created. Repeat as required.

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Have you tried hand embroidery before?

If not, why not try one of our Embroidery kits. They include everything you need to get started.

Don’t worry they all come with step by step guides to help you with the stitches you are unfamiliar with.


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