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Choosing The Right Stitch For Your Embroidery Project

With the development of modern sewing machines, many more people are jumping into the world of DIY embroidery. If you’re just getting started in the craft, there are three basic stitches you need to know.

#1 | Running Stitch

This is also called the walk stitch. It’s a single line stitch that goes from point A to point B. This is the stitch that you want to use if you are embroidering a fine detail or need to insert an underlay. If you need a thicker stitch, you can do a two-ply or bean stitch.

#2 | Satin Stitch

This is a zig-zag stitch that can vary in thickness. This is a good option if you want to add some pizzazz that doesn’t require extensive detail. This is also a great stitch if you want to embroider lettering.

#3 | Fill Stitch

As the name suggests, this is the type of stitch that you use when you need to fill space in your embroidery design. With a little practice, you can learn to maneuver the stitch in different directions as you go to add cool effects to your project.

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