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Hand Stitches for Embroidery

Faux Satin Stitch

This is the Satin Stitch when you want the stitching to be as flat and close to the back ground fabric as possible. It also uses less thread because the back of the piece has a minium of thread on it. I find that this stitch is much more finicky. I find that it is more difficult to make the stiches even.

Start of the Faux Satin Stitch

The biggest difference with Faux Satin Stitch that Point C comes up immediately beside point B, creating a very tiny single stitch on the back of your project.

Finished Faux Satin Stitch

This is what the stitch looks like from the front. I find that as careful as I was the edges do not look as good as a regular satin stitch.

Finished Padded Satin Stitch

This is where the real difference shows up. The back looks like a series of tiny running stitches.

Finished Padded Satin Stitch finished with Stem Stitch

Stem Stitch around the edge has the benifit of hiding any imperfections in the edges of the stitching and gives more definition to the shape. Faux Satin Stitch needs the benifit of this more than the other Satin Stitches which are more dense.

 

 

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