How to do Couching StitchSee more from Simply Sewing magazine
This month we look at how to use couching stitch. Transfer a simple outline of yours and your family’s hands and trace the line with stitches with our step-by-step guide.
Use couching stitch to embellish an outfit!
Stitch a geometric pattern on canvas to make a belt! Use your new-found stitching skills to make a funky belt! We’ve shown you how to sew couching stitch, with our fun idea of family hands in a hoop. Here, we use the same stitch, worked in a geometric Aztec-type pattern. Download the templates here to sew this Free couching embroidery pattern
To make the belt, we used 4cm width webbing and two D-rings, available from good haberdashers. Experiment with different colours and thread (metallic anyone?) or stitch onto wider webbing to make into fashionable fabric cuffs.