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Hand Stitches for Embroidery

Padded Satin Stitch, Straight Line

This is a good stitch if you want a solid raised raised area in a straight line. This works best if you are using a fabric with a coarse even weave and then stay parallel with the weave of the fabric. You can use the threads of the fabric to as a guide for spacing the stitches.

Start of Padded Satin Stitch in a Straight Line

Start this stitch by sewing a line of Running Stitch each side of the length of the area that you want to pad, then cover with a loose thread. Cover the threads with even satin stitches. The goal is to keep the stitches evenly spaced to create a smooth effect.

Padded Satin Stitch in a Straight Line on a Diagonal

I did this sample and wasn't going to show it because no matter how careful I was it does not come off as being a straight line. It occurred to me that in some situations it might be necessary to sometime have a straight line on a diagonal so it would be wise for me to keep a picture of the sample I made.

I did choose a fabric with a finer weave. I seemed to me that a coarse weave would actually throw off any chance of getting the lines straight

Finished Padded Satin Stitch in a Straight Line

You can see in the final picture that it just doesn't have the same crisp straight lines.

Finished Padded Satin Stitch in a Straight Line with Stem Stitch

Adding a Stem Stitch border helps it to appear crisper.

 

 

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