Saturday, 16 November 2013

blanket stitch

The blanket stitch is a popular decorative stitch for edges. It provides a nice edging for blankets, table cloths, bibs, appliqued items and other soft finishing. However, it can also be used as surface stitch for embroidery. You can vary the stitch depth and length according to your taste, making it very versatile and unique for your projects.

How I do the blanket stitch

Thread the needle and tie a knot at the end. Insert the needle through at A from the underside of the fabric.

Then, insert the needle at B, put the thread under the point of the needle and pull the thread through. This get the first stitch anchored.

To do the next stitch. Insert the needle at C and put the thread under the point of the needle as the previous step. Then pull the thread through. Repeat this step and continue to the end of the seam. Keeping the spaces and stitches even is very important, try to make them as even as possible.

When coming to the end, insert the needle at D to bring the thread back to the underside of the fabric and knot.

This is the pattern of the blanket stitch.

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