The name already gives a hint on what this stitch is all about: eyelets! You can use the eyelet stitch to make little holes in the fabric more sturdy, much like the buttonhole stitch for buttonholes. This stitch creates a round hole without fraying the fabric. You can adapt the size to a certain degree. In this tutorial, the eyelet stitch is done with a rather small hole in the middle. If you want to actually use it as an eyelet for lacing through ribbons, make the hole a bit wider. In this case, keep in mind that the stitching will make the hole a bit smaller.
This tutorial is part of the new lexicon of embroidery stitches.
The eyelet stitch tutorial
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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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