Stem Stitch Embroidery Tutorial

Stem Stitch Embroidery Tutorial
Stem Stitch Embroidery Tutorial
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Ready to take your DIY quilts from bland to beautiful? This Stem Stitch Embroidery Tutorial will help you master the art of the stem stitch. This is a really great basic embroidery stitch for you to start off learning if you are just starting to try out embroidery. Plus, this embroidery stitch is really great for you to incorporate in other embroidery stitches you might like to try along the way. This specific sewing stitch will give you some nice clean texture to your patterns so that you don't have to create a complex pattern in order to get a complex outlook.

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Materials List

  • Thread
  • Sewing needle

How to Sew a Stem Stitch

Stem Stitch Embroidery Tutorial

  1. Start at the beginning of your line, making a stitch about half the length that your other stitches will be.

  2. Start just to the side of your first stitch and bring your stitch forward going to other side of your line. 

    Note: These stitches will be at a slight angle.

  3. Repeat Steps 1 and 2.

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