Blanket stitches are a great tool for multiple purposes. You can make it very dense by setting each stitch very close to another or more loosely to create an open blanket stitch. It doesn’t eat up a ton of thread on the backside and therefore is very economic in comparison to other filling stitches. In sewing, the blanket stitch is used to clean up the edges or hems (e.g. for blankets 😉 ) and for appliqué. In this video tutorial, you’ll learn how to make the blanket stitch easily.
This tutorial is part of the new lexicon of embroidery stitches.
The blanket stitch video tutorial
The movement of the needle is sometimes hard to get across with a sketch or photograph. Video is a great way for learning embroidery stitches. On my Youtube channel, you can find many more embroidery tutorials. Every Sunday, I publish a brand new embroidery stitch tutorial. To get notified when a new video goes live, subscribe to my Youtube channel and click on the bell right beside the button.
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More embroidery stitches…
If you want to see more embroidery stitch tutorials, you might like the embroidery stitch lexicon. You’ll find all 206 photo tutorials there. In addition, it also includes the stitch glossary where you can look for a specific stitch name with their translations and all of the brand new video tutorial posts!
If you are new to embroidery, I highly recommend the 7 days of stitches articles. It is a blog series where you can learn step by step and with a lot of explanations of how to do the most basic embroidery stitches.
Also, the beginner’s guide to embroidery helps you with all the other stuff like:
- which materials and tools you need
- how to attach the thread to the fabric before and after stitching
- what to do after stitching
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