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How do you sew Split Stitch?

Split Stitch is a beautiful technique that really helps to create some texture within your embroidery. It is very versatile stitch and can sewn in a variety of sizes and angles to create straight of wavy lines to fit any style or project you are working on. Split Stitch does take a bit of patients […]

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. Want to learn more […]

How do you sew a Detached Chain Stitch?

Detached Chain Stitch is one of the most versatile stitches in my opinion. It can be used for so many different things from highly detailed work to a background around text. It’s most common uses are for leaves and petals, they can be layered up or left as a single stitch to create many different […]

How do you sew a chain stitch?

Chain Stitch is a beautiful technique helping to create some texture within your embroidery. Chain Stitch can sewn in a variety of sizes and angles to create straight of wavy lines to fit any style or project you are working on. Quick Tip:  Take your time with this stitch. Make sure you don’t pull the […]

How do you sew Running Stitch?

Running Stitch is the most basic, simplest stitch you can sew. Running stitch has many uses from being used to “tack” two pieces of fabric together to more decorative uses in hand embroidery. Prefer step-by-step images? No problem, keep scrolling for the tutorial.     Want to learn more stitches? Click here Want to get […]

How do you sew a simple backstitch?

After Running Stitch, backstitch is the next easiest hand embroidery stitch to master. Backstitch has so many uses from lettering, outlining to filling in shape. It’s abilities are endless giving a sleek clean finish that will make any project look professional.   TOP TIP: Keep your stitch lengths the same and even and don’t pull […]

How do you use an embroidery hoop?

Putting together an embroidery hoop shouldn’t be a very daunting task.  It is essentially squeezing fabric in between two hoops. See.. Sounds easy right? The most important thing to remember is to make sure that your fabric stays taught to enable you to sew onto it with ease. Prefer step-by-step images? No problem, keep scrolling […]