Satin Stitch Flower – Hand Embroidery Tutorial

We are going to teach satin stitch today. it’s a wonderful hand embroidery design. So lets begin to learn satin stitch design.

In sewing and embroidery, a satin stitch or damask stitch is a series of flat stitches that are used to completely cover a section of the background fabric. Narrow rows of satin stitch can be executed on a standard sewing machine using a zigzag stitch or a special satin stitch foot.

In order to maintain a smooth edge, shapes can be outlined with back, split or chain stitch before the entire shape including the outline is covered with satin stitch.

Machine-made satin stitch is often used to outline and attach appliques to the ground fabric.

Variants of the satin stitch

  • Bourdon stitch – a tightly spaced, decorative stitch typically used for monograms and decorative purposes.
  • Brick stitch, in which alternate rows of satin stitches are offset by half the stitch length. Worked in several related colors, brick stitch allows stepped shading. (Brick stitch is also the name of a beadwork technique.)
  • Encroaching satin stitch, in which the top of each row of stitches is set between the bottom of the stitches on the previous row.
  • Long-and-short stitch, used for fine shading; in the first row of satin stitches, every other stitch is half the length of its neighbors. Subsequent rows in related colors are all of the same length.
  • Padded satin stitch, in which shapes are filled with rows of small running stitches which are then covered with satin stitches.

Fashion and style are two things that change on almost a monthly basis. If at the start of July women love to wear long sleek skirts, there are pretty good chances that they will be wearing baggy trousers by mid August. Fashion is something that has no bounds and limits. The choice of colors and cuts may vary from person to person but embroidery is one pattern that has never been able to escape the gates of fashion. Try this little experiment; at the end of the day try counting the number of people you meet wearing embroidered outfits and you will find out how embroidery stays in vogue in all the seasons.

Embroidery is used mainly to embellish clothing. Bags, shoes, stoles, carpets, quilts, table cloth, wall hangings, mugs; you name a thing around you and you will find a gleaming touch of embroidery in it. Conventionally, embroidery was a name given to the process of designing patterns on cloth by needles and special colorful threads by hands. It used to take a few days to finish the custom embroidery on one piece of cloth. Today we have several machines and equipment that can embroider different pieces and meet the growing demands of custom embroidery.

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