How to satin stitch

Satin stitch is a handy stitch to add to your embroidery skillset – use it to fill areas of a pattern and create bold areas of colour on your designs.

How to satin stitch

Satin stitch is a series of long, flat stitches that lie together over several blocks of aida (or threads of evenweave). The stitches are all parallel to each other, with no gaps in between them, creating a dense, smooth surface on your project.

To work satin stitch, just bring your needle up, then down again, across as many threads of the fabric as indicated on the chart.

Make sure you don’t pull the thread too tightly, as this will pucker your fabric. But don’t keep it too loose either, as you don’t want your stitches to sag! To keep an even tension, we recommend using an embroidery hoop, as this will hold your fabric taut and help you keep your stitches even.

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