Embroidery Stitch Library - Satin Stitch

embroidery satin stitch stitch library tutorial

Satin stitch is your go to filler stitch. Often used for flowers or bold lettering. Take your time with this stitch for a smooth finish.

The less number of threads you use will give a smoother finish but takes longer, but isn't that why we embroider to enjoy the process. I tend to use 2 strands of thread for most of my satin stitch.

Step 1: Bring the needle up at A and then take the needle down at B. Pull the thread all the way through to complete the first stitch. Bring the needle up at C and down at D. Do the same for E and F. Complete the remainder of the square.

Satin Stitch 1

This shows the completed satin stitch. 

Satin Stitch 2

Stitching leaves: This shows an example for stitching a leaf. I start by adding a stitch in the centre of the leaf. 

Satin Stitch 3

Then I split the leaf into smaller sections and stitch each section. I have found this creates a smoother finish and stops the stitching becoming lop sided.

Satin Stitch 4

Finished leaf.

Satin Stitch 5

If you have questions about satin stitch please don't hesitate to email me info[at!]nogpepperme.com 

Happy Stitching!

Jo, Nog and Pepper x

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