7 days of stitches: stem stitch

On to stitch 3 of the 7 days of stitches series: the STEM STITCH.

Stem stitch is an elegant line stitch that resembles a rope. The slanting segments make this stitch blend the single stitches into a smoother line than the more distinct segments of back stitch or chain stitch.

This is how it’s done

How to embroider the stem stitch

1 // Stick the needle into the fabric at one stitch length and pull it up at half the length of the same stitch.

How to embroider the stem stitch

2 // Repeat to stick the needle into the fabric at one stitches length and pull it up where your last stitch ends.

How to embroider the stem stitch

// The stem stitch looks like backstitch on the backside.


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