7 days of stitches: blanket stitch

Let’s start off the 7 days of stitches series with the BLANKET STITCH. This embroidery stitch is often used for hemming blanket edges. Maybe you have/had a baby blanket that was hemmed this way, too?

How to embroider the blanket stitch

how to embroider the blanket stitch

1// Imagine two parallel lines. Then think of each stitch as a rectangle. Start in the top left corner, stick the needle in the bottom right corner and pull the needle up in the top right corner of this imaginative rectangle. Make sure the thread is laying under the needle tip before you pull out the needle.

how to embroider the blanket stitch

2// Repeat the first step until you have the desired amount of stitches.

how to embroider the blanket stitch

3// To finish the blanket stitch, stick the needle in the top right corner of your stitch rectangle to secure the last loop of the stitch.

how to embroider the blanket stitch

The blanket stitch plays a traditional role in edging and securing hems. However, it can be used for many other purposes, too. If you set the stitches very closely it is possible to cover the entire fabric underneath the stitches.


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