Chain Stitch Tutorial

After I made the Cold Weather Sewing post yesterday I started thinking that perhaps my directions about making the scalloped edging were not clear enough. So I decided to rewrite them, using off-white fabric and bold colors for the thread. Here is my new tutorial for anyone who might be interested.

Embroidery Chain Stitch

Please note that I am using 3 strands of thread for both the chain stitch and the scalloped edging and a large needle with a dull point. A sharp pointed needle can snag the fabric and/or thread and make a mess of things.

I have also spaced my marking at 1/4″ apart.

seedstitch1

Pull your needle and thread up through the first mark

seedstitch2

Re-insert the needle back into the same hole that it came out of.

seedstitch3

Gently pull until you have a loop.

seedstitch4

Coming up through the bottom of the fabric, bring your needle through the second hole and the loop.

seedstitch5

Gently tug your thread until you have your first link in the chain stitch.

seedstitch6

Reinsert your needle back into the hole from which it came out of and poke it back through the next mark on your fabric. Loop your thread around the end of the needle and pull the needle completely through.

seedstitch7

Give your thread another gentle tug.

seedstitch8

Repeat the process until you have the desired amount of stitching.

seedstitch9

When you have reached the end of what you are stitching, poke the needle through the fabric on the outside edge of your last chain link.

seedstitch10

Gently pull your thread completely through, then knot it on the back of your fabric.

To continue on to the Scalloped Edging Tutorial CLICK HERE.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s