5 Hand Embroidery Stitches Every Embroiderer Need To Know

Learning hand embroidery may be looks difficult at the beginning, But it is an amazing way for you to create pretty projects and it will help you to relax and spend some nice time.

If you would like to do hand embroidery you will need to learn some basic hand embroidery stitches, here in this article I will explain 10 of them to you.

5 hand embroidery stitches every Embroiderer need to know

1-Back stitch     

You will really need this stitch in the most of your projects, this stitch is very important in hand embroidery stitches, And it is very easy to learn too. Back stitch provide a thin line of stitching, And it is perfect for shapes which will be filled with satin stitches.

How to do Back stitch

to do the back stitch you should bring the needle up through the back of the fabric softly in front of where the stitching will start. Then take a single stitch in reverse of the point you started. Next bring the needle up again a short distance from the first stitch on the line you are working. This will be the start of the second stitch. Continue stitching in the same way, spacing the stitches at regular intervals, until you reach your ending point. Although it is a very easy stitch, You should practice well to be able to create professional stitches.

2-Straight Stitch

Straight stitch is easy kind of hand embroidery stitches which creates long, straight stitches which can be used individually or in groups according to your pattern. You can use it to create flowers, leaves or geometric designs.

How to do straight stitch?

To do straight stitch bring the needle up through the fabric at the desired starting point and insert the needle into the fabric at the opposite end of the stitch where indicated on the pattern.

3-French Knot

This stitch may take time to learn, But actually it deserve every minute, This stitch remain a challenge for many experts. It is like many other knots looks difficult until you get the hang of it

How to make French knot?

To do a French knot, bring your needle up through the fabric where you want to place the knot. Wrap the thread around the fabric once for a small knot or twice for a bigger knot. Don’t wrap it more than twice or you will end up with an off-balance knot.

To finish the knot, insert the needle back into the fabric close to the hole you came out of (almost in the same hole). Slowly pull the needle and working thread through the wrapped loops to complete a French knot

4-Stem Stitch

It is another easy basic stitch  of hand embroidery stitches  that helps you to create pretty straight lines or curves. You can use it at any lines of your stitching.

How to do stem stitches?

Bring your needle up through the fabric just above the marked line of your pattern (point 1).

Insert the needle one stitch length away from point 1 and just below the pattern line (point 2). Come back up a little less than half way between points 1 and 2, just above the line (point 3). Repeat this process, going back down just below the line at point 4.

5-Satin stitch

This stitch is on of the most important stitches which use to fill an empty space, It’s a group of straight stitches.

How to do satin stitch?

To do the basic satin stitch, bring the needle up through the fabric at your starting point, Insert the needle again across from your original entry point, on the opposite side of the shape you are filling, Bring the needle up on the side of the shape where you started and go back down on the opposite side.

Repeat the process to make additional stitches, always coming up and going back down on the opposite side from where your needle came up or went down.

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