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Satin Stitch for Technique Tuesday - How to
Showing how to do a simple satin stitch.

I learnt how to do this by my Textiles Tutor in college, 2 years ago. If you are anything like me and are not a very good sewer by hand, this tutorial will even get you stitching

Posted by MischievousRaven from Shrewsbury, England, United Kingdom • Published See MischievousRaven's 45 projects »
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  • How to stitch . Satin Stitch - Step 1
    Step 1

    Gather all your materials.

  • How to stitch . Satin Stitch - Step 2
    Step 2

    Put your material between the 2 hoops and tighten. To start with (for practise), draw a box with the pencil on your tightened material.

  • How to stitch . Satin Stitch - Step 3
    Step 3

    Thread your embroidery thread through the needle so its doubled up and tie a knot at the end. Now some people don't double it and tie the ends, but if your anything like me you find it starts to unravel.

    To start stitching, I start at the top corner on your pencil line.

  • How to stitch . Satin Stitch - Step 4
    Step 4

    Then sew on the bottom corner on the line. Come back to the top and insert your needle as close to where u first started and then sew down to as close as you can to the bottom of the stitch.

  • How to stitch . Satin Stitch - Step 5
    Step 5

    Keep going until your getting close to finishing your thread. Should look something like this.

  • How to stitch . Satin Stitch - Step 6
    Step 6

    When you have come to the end of your thread, turn over to the back and tie a knot. repeat previous steps till you reach the end of your penciled line.

  • How to stitch . Satin Stitch - Step 7
    Step 7

    Tie off on the back and voila, you have satin stitched

  • How to stitch . Satin Stitch - Step 8
    Step 8

    If your feeling a bit adventurous and want to do something other than a box, draw your design and do a running stitch on the penciled line.

  • How to stitch . Satin Stitch - Step 9
    Step 9

    And satin stitch it.

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