Scalloped Edging Tutorial

Once you have your foundation chain of stitches in place (see the chain stitch post), you can proceed with the embroidered scalloped edging.

(FYI: you don’t have to have a foundation chain to make a scalloped edge. You can simply end each scallop by inserting your needle back into the fabric and bring it back up next to the insertion hole.)

Scalloped Edging Tutorial

I have used three strands of DMC floss here, but you can used whatever thread in what ever amount suits your project.

The scalloped edging is nothing more then a series of buttonhole stitches. If you enjoy any of the needle arts, this is a great stitch to know. I have used it often over the years for all kinds of sewing projects.

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Bring your thread up through the fabric.

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Insert your needle under one side of the chain stitch.

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Wrap your floss around the underside of your needle.

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Pull your needle through.

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Give a gentle tug.

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You have your first buttonhole stitch.

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Re-insert your needle under the chain stitch threads and wrap your thread around the back of the needle again.

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Give another gentle tug.

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You now have two buttonhole stitches made.

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Continue making buttonhole stitches until you have the desired sized scalloped edge. I have put 10 on this, but I have found 8 to be the perfect amount for the 1/4″ stitch length of the seed stitch.

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Once you have the first scallop made, simply move onto the next one.

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I hope you have fun with this stitch, it really is a very useful one to know and a fun one to play with.

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