Chain Stitch Tutorial

Chain Stitch Tutorial by And Other Adventures Embroidery Co

Chain Stitch... It's so good.  I like to use this stitch to create straight lines, curves, and to fill areas.  I like this stitch when I am wanting a bit of sturdiness to whatever I'm creating.

Hand Embroidery 101 - Chain Stitch by And Other Adventures Embroidery Co

Chain Stitch Tutorial by And Other Adventures Embroidery Co

How to do Chain Stitch by And Other Adventures Embroidery Co

How to embroider Chain Stitch by And Other Adventures Embroidery Co

1. Bring the needle up through the fabric and then back down right next to it.

2. Pull the floss through the fabric only so far that you create a small loop with the floss.

3. Take your needle and bring it up through the fabric and through the floss loop that you just created. Pull the floss through so that you see a small loop of floss laying flat on top of the fabric.

4. Repeat Steps 1-3.

 

HINTS:

  • I used 6 strands of floss to create the design shown in the photo.  But you can adjust your floss count to create lots of different kind of looks.
  • Try to keep your loop size consistent.  This will create a more uniform, finished look. 
  • Now with that said, definitely play around with stitch length across different projects.  It is so fun to see how changing the length can change the whole look of the embroidery project.
  • This is stitch where your thread tension can really affect the look.  Pull too tight and your fabric may pucker.  Pull too loose and your loops may flop to one side and look a bit sloppy.  There is a sweet spot in the middle.

 To read through all the other stitches in my library, click HERE.


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