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Stitchtember - Day 7 - Straight Stitch

Straight stitch is a basic embroidery stitch used to form a solid straight line on your fabric. It's worked by bringing your needle in and out of the fabric. The stitch can be varied by changing the length, distance and direction. Straight stitch can be worked over the top of satin stitch, using a different colour thread, to highlight areas of your stitches/design.

Straight stitch tutorial

Materials:

· Fabric – cotton or linen fabric works well. I used osnaburg fabric which is 100% seeded cotton, but you can use any spare fabric you already have.

· Stranded embroidery thread

· Needle

· Scissors


Optional:

· Embroidery hoop


Just for your reference, during this tutorial I am using osnaburg 100% cotton seeded fabric, black DMC stranded cotton embroidery thread, a hand embroidery needle and a 5” DMC beechwood embroidery hoop.


1. Thread your needle using stranded embroidery thread. For this tutorial I start by using four strands of DMC stranded embroidery thread. You can choose how many strands of embroidery thread you would like to work with.


2. Bring your needle through from the back of the fabric to the front at point 1.

3. Put your needle back into the fabric at point 2. This forms the length of your straight stitch.

4. Your straight stitch is complete.

5. Vary the length, spacing and direction of your straight stitch to suit your project.


Straight Stitch Video Tutorial

Happy stitching!


Hannah x


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