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The 5 basic stitches to start embroidery

You want to embroider but you don't know if you will be capable of? Let's make this exercice with us! In this tuto, you will learn the 5 stitches you need to know in order to start embroidery. Come on, take an embroidery hoop, a fabric and train yourself!

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1 > The back stitch (1/3)

This is the basic stitch in embroidery. With this stitch, you can make borders ! Jab the needle from under...

2 > The back stitch (2/3)

Then jab to the back and get out further away. Continue this way.

3 > The back stitch (3/3)

This stitch create a great finish when you embroider a complex curve ! 

4 > The satin stitch (1/3)

This stitch recover an area thanks to parallel stitches. Get out the needle at point 1 and jab at point 2...

5 > The satin stitch (2/3)

Get out at point 3, right next to point 1. Continue this way to fill in your form.

6 > The satin stitch (3/3)

Once you're done, your form is completely recovered with cotton thread! 

7 > The stem stitch (1/3)

This stitch is ideal to embroider the edge of the shapes. We often use it for curls and floral designs. Get out the needle at point 1 and jab at point 2...

8 > The stem stitch (2/3)

Then, get out at point 3, halfway to point 1.

9 > The stem stitch (3/3)

Continue this way and try to maintain a regular length of your stitches.

10 > The chain stitch (1/3)

This stitch is called "Chain" because it looks like chain links ! It is used to highlight the edge of a form or to write a word, like in the example. Wa can also use it to fill in shapes and in this case, you make very tight parallel ranks. Get out the needle at point 1 and jab right next to it (and hold the thread because you may not pull entirely). 

11 > The chain stitch (2/3)

Get out the needle at point 2 a few millimeters away on the line and put the thread under your needle. Pull softly in order to shape the chain link. Then, jab the needle at point 2 (inside the loop you've just made) and get out at point 3 with the thread under your needle.

12 > The chain stitch (3/3)

Every loop is maintained by the next one. You can fix the last chain link with a little stitch. 

13 > The French knot (1/3)

The French knot is ideal to bring relief to the embroideries. Get out the needle at point 1 and wrap the thread aroud the needle 2 to 3 times.

14 > The French knot (2/3)

Then, jab the needle at point 2, right next to point 1 ! 

15 > The French knot (3/3)

Make several French knots to create some relief on your embroidery!

16 > Tadaaam !

Congrats! You are ready to start a more complex embroidery because you know the basic stitches ! Now, we advise you our embroidery kits which are perfect to start or to improve yourself!