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Sewing BirdEmbroidery stitches

  • Backstitch

     

    Backstitch
  • Bring the needle from underneath and go back down 1/8" away.

    Backstitch
  • Come back up 1/8" from the point you went down.

    Backstitch
  • Push your needle back down into the hole of your first stitch and bring the needle back up 1/8" beyond the last spot the needle came up.

    Backstitch
  • Repeat.

    Backstitch
  • Blanket Stitch

     

    Blanket Stitch
  • Coming from underneath letter A, push the needle in 1/8"diagonally from the starting point letter B. Come back up so your needle is perpendicular and make sure that your thread is under the needle letter C.

    Blanket Stitch
  • Pull the thread gently....

    Blanket Stitch
  • ... until the thread lies flush to the fabric. Be sure not to pull too tightly.

    Blanket Stitch
  • Repeat.

    Blanket Stitch
  • Try to keep your stitches even.

    Blanket Stitch
  • Chain Stitch

     

    Chain Stitch
  • Bring the needle up from underneath. Stick the needle back in the same hole and come back up 1/8" further along the line you are stitching. Make sure the thread is underneath the needle as you make your stitch.

    Chain Stitch
  • By keeping the thread underneath the needle, you have caught the loop, creating the first link in the chain.

    Chain Stitch
  • Insert the needle through the last link and come back up 1/4" further along, forming the second link in your chain.

    Chain Stitch
  • Repeat.

    Chain Stitch
  • French Knot

     

    French Knot
  • Bring the thread up from underneath.

    French Knot
  • Wrap the thread one to three times around the needle. Hold the thread taut with your thumb.

    French Knot
  • Insert the needle next to, but not into, the same hole.

    French Knot
  • Still holding the thread taut, keep pushing the needle through to the back until the knot is formed.

    French Knot
  • This can take a few times to master. Keeping tension on the thread through all the steps is key to success. Once you get the hang of it, it's really quite simple.

    French Knot
  • Lazy Daisy

     

    Lazy Daisy
  • Bring the needle up from underneath. Reinsert the needle in the same hole and come back up at the length you want your petal to be. Make sure the thread is underneath the needle as you make your stitch.

    Lazy Daisy
  • Gently pull the thread. The tighter you pull your thread the narrower the loop will become, while a looser thread creates a rounded petal.

    Lazy Daisy
  • Finish the stitch by taking the needle over the loop and inserting back through the fabric.

    Lazy Daisy
  • Make as many as desired.

    Lazy Daisy
  • Outline Stitch

     

    Outline Stitch
  • Bring the needle through from underneath. Push the needle back through the fabric 1/8" further along the line you are stitching. Re-emerge close to the point where you began the stitch. Keep the thread consistently on one side of the needle.

  • Pull the thread.

  • This picture shows that the thread will always be held to the left as each stitch is taken.

    Outline Stitch
  • Continue these steps.

    Outline Stitch
  • This creates a bold line.

    Outline Stitch
  • Running Stitch

     

    Running Stitch
  • Truly the simplest stitch of all. You're bringing the needle up and down aiming for even spacing.

    Outline Stitch
  • Simple and sweet.

    Outline Stitch
  • Satin Stitch

    The satin stitch is used for embellishing and filling in spaces large and small.

    Satin Stitch
  • Starting at the top of the shape you are filling in, bring the needle from underneath straight across and back down the other side. Keep the thread smooth and level. You will always be coming up on one side of the shape and going down on the other.

    Satin Stitch
  • Having completed your first stitch, come up a close as you can to the previous stitch. Go across again and back down.

    Satin Stitch
  • Continue keeping the stitches close together, making them wider and narrow according to the shape. Fill in the space.

    Satin Stitch
  • Finished eye.

    Satin Stitch