Satin Stitch is a basic hand embroidery stitch that can be used to fill any small design. It is a series of a straight stitch that is closely stitched together. This stitch is one of the most popular stitches of hand embroidery. You will find it in any kind of pattern that you find.
For me, the satin stitch is “the” stitch without which embroidery cannot be complete. It creates a beautiful effect on the design. Soft, flat, smooth finish is just one of the beauties that is acquired only with this stitch.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED?
- Any fabric.
- Embroidery hoop, 15cm (6″) (Bigger if you are working on a larger design) ( You can purchase a set of 6 hoops from Amazon for your basic needs.)
- Tapestry needle
- Embroidery thread (You can buy this pack of 36 shades of the DMC embroidery floss.)
HOW MANY STRANDS OF FLOSS SHOULD I USE FOR MAKING THE SATIN STITCH?
The lesser strands you use, the smoother finish you will get with the design. I prefer using 2 strands of floss for making the satin stitch. At times, I use just one, if the design calls for a smoother finish or 3 strands as per necessity. In the following tutorial, I have used all 6 strands.
Step by Step Pictorial Process of making the Satin Stitch
1. Start by working on the outline of the pattern. You can use any kind of stitch for making it. Chain stitch, back stitch, split back stitch can all be used for making the outline.
2. Bring the thread up at the middle of the pattern. We always work from the center of the pattern for the satin stitch. Start making straight stitches close to each other.
3. The stitch should be closely stitched together without gap. Once, half of the pattern is done, you can work in a similar fashion for the other half of the design.
Tips for working the satin stitch
- Generally, this stitch is used as a filling to a pattern. So you will have to make the boundary for the outer design rather than the filling.
- It takes little patience to get a good finish with this stitch. But with practice, you can easily master this satin stitch.
- Using silk thread will give a very beautiful finish to it.
What is this stitch used for?
- It is used a filling for flowers apart from the french knots.
- Entire designs can also be made with the satin stitch. It has a very smooth and beautiful finish to it.
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More stitches tutorials:
- Stem Stitch
- Chain Stitch
- Running Stitch
- French Knot
- Lazy Daisy
- Back Stitch
- Cable Chain Stitch
- Fly Stitch
- Bullion Knot
- Woven Trellis Stitch
Check out the video tutorial below
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