In this video tutorial, you’ll learn how to embroider the stem stitch. Its thicker lines are perfect for stitching lines, letters or – as the name already suggests – stems of flowers or other botanical pieces. The way it is embroidered the stem stitch looks like a delicate rope. With the individual stitches slightly slanting in one direction they seem to flow into each other instead of the distinct stitches in other embroidery stitches like the backstitch. Below, you’ll see how to do this lovely stitch in the stem stitch tutorials.
This tutorial is part of the new lexicon of embroidery stitches.
The stem stitch 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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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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