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Embroidery 102

October 8, 2014

 

Thisย summer I shared with you guys how to do a back stitch in Embroidery 101. Today I’m going to show you a simple satin stitch in two steps! You will need:

What You Need | Red Autumn Co

Divide Floss | Red Autumn Co

I like to divide my floss in half. You don’t have to do this โ€”I like the look and I like using as much floss as I can.

Step One Statin Stitch | Red Autumn Co

Step one: bring your needle up from the back of your work.

Step Two Statin Stitch | Red Autumn Co

Step two: the arrow on the left indicates your needle going through the front of your project. The arrow on the right indicates your needle coming up from the back beside your last stitch. Repeat.

If you do this, you should only have a satin stitch on the right side of your work. This saves a lot of floss. There should never be a satin stitch on the back side of your project.

Satin Stitch How To | Red Autumn Co

That’s it! I used the back stitch for the lettering if you want to recreate this design. Using a satin stitch for this project would be ideal for beginners. It’s a great way to learn!

 

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