Category Archives: Embroidery Stitches
I am so excited to share our newest embroidery pattern from Clementine Patterns.
“Fruit of the Spirit”
Now available for pre-order at a special price through Wednesday, November 4th.
It’s always a thrill for me as I make those last few stitches of an embroidery and to see it all finished. This has been one of my favorites to stitch, although I probably say that after every one that I finish.
Our “Fruit of the Spirit” embroidery comes in two different ways:
- As a pattern that comes with the pre-printed fabric and instruction sheet, or
- As a kit that comes with everything you need to complete the embroidery, as shown below. All you need is a pair of scissors!
I have been sharing some snippets of this pattern in my embroidery stitch tutorials that I have posted over the past few weeks:
Look for more stitch tutorials in the coming weeks.
Have you ever wanted to learn how to embroider? Or maybe, you have done embroidery in the past, but it’s been a while and you would like a little refresher. As I’m working on our newest pattern for Clementine Patterns, I thought it would be a great time to show you how to do several of the different stitches that are featured in the design.
Today’s stitch will be the backstitch. These photos show me and all my left handedness, so if you are right handed just do the opposite.
Begin by threading your needle and knotting the long end of the thread. Start on the back side of the fabric and bring your needle through to the front where you want to begin.
Make your first stitch by taking your needle on the front side and putting the needle in the fabric just a short distance (however long you want your stitch to be) from where you brought it up and pull it and the thread all the way to the backto . That’s your first stitch.
To make your second stitch, bring your needle and thread up from the back about the same distance away as the length of your first stitch.
With your needle now on the front side again, go back to the end of your first stitch and place your needle just a little bit into the fabric in the exact same spot of the end of your first stitch, turn your needle so that it is going in the direction of your stitch line.
With the needle still on the front of the work, but in the fabric just a bit, bring the tip of the needle up from the back side about the length of how long you want your stitch to be.
Pull your needle and thread all the way and this will be your next stitch.
Continue going back to the end of the previous stitch to make your next stitch.
This type of backstitch is called the sewing method. You are basically working from the front of fabric. There is another method of backstitch called the stab method that I will feature soon.
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I am having so much fun sewing our new pattern for Clementine Patterns. One of the stitches that we are using on this pattern is the running stitch, also known as the straight stitch. It’s very easy to learn and master and with its simplicity it can be used to create many beautiful designs. So grab your needle and thread and let’s do some stitching.
Running Stitch Tutorial:
After threading your needle and knotting the long end of the thread, bring your needle up from the back and then take small straight stitches working the needle in and out through the fabric. On our patterns we have the lines already printed for you to see where to stitch. If you are working on a project that isn’t preprinted, you will want to make the stitches as evenly as possible.
Sometimes, I will put the needle through several stitches at a time, but that is not necessary. You can put the needle in and out for each individual stitch.
You may have noticed that I am left-handed, so if you are a right-hander simply do the opposite.
Pull your thread gently through the fabric.
As you pull your thread through the fabric, you may have an occasional knot or twist. Use your needle to gently straighten out any twists or knots. If your thread is getting twisted often, you can hold your fabric up and let your thread and needle hang and unwind. That should set things right so that you can begin stitching again.
Our new pattern and kit, “Fruit of the Spirit” will be available for pre-order soon!