Embroidery Stitches That A Beginner Should Start With!
As in our previous article we talked about sewing stitches, we are now going to discuss the basic embroidery stitches for beginners!
There are a lot of different embroidery stitches out there to choose from. The choices are so diverse that you could easily feel yourself lost. This is the place where you could start from because we are going to talk about embroidery stitches that you should begin with.
Are Embroidery & Sewing Stitches the same?
Sewing and Embroidery is similar but it is different. Sewing is mainly stitching things together, constructing, or fixing garments whereas, Embroidery is the craft of decorating, embellishing, or polishing a material. The stitching in both of these crafts is similar but it is different. Long story short, the stitches are different!
With that out of the way, let’s talk about the basic embroidery stitches.
Basic Embroidery Stitches
1. The Running Stitch
The Running stitch also known as the Straight stitch is the easiest Embroidery stitch and it is perfect for beginners to start with. This is a really classic stitch because; this can help you create your first ever amazing embroidery project. The Running or straight stitch can help you fill in designs or help you with outlines.
The best application of this stitch in embroidery is that you can create tons of geometrical designs using only this. All you would need to do is practice the running stitch and just start embroidering.
2. The Fill Stitch
The second one on our list is the Fill Stitch. The name pretty much says it all. The simplest fill stitch is a sort of straight stitch that comprises of lines that are really close to ‘fill’ the area. This simple stitch is available in every embroidery machine. Some new machines even have different variations of it as well!
It is true that you can use different sorts of stitches as a filling stitch. You could use a Chain stitch or even a Blanket stitch to cover the area and in the end, it really comes down to innovation. But, for beginners the basic fill stitch is actually really helpful. The woven sort of look that derives from the fill stitch would aid you a lot in your journey.
You could even just turn the fill stitch into a pattern. You could switch the thread colors for the fill stitch, the possibilities are endless!
3. The Satin Stitch
The Satin Stitch is one of the most widely used stitches in Embroidery. The texts or borders that you see in an embroidery piece are most likely to be made up of Satin stitches. This stitch gives out a very sheen and shiny look to the project because of it being a series of long and uninterrupted thread.
This stitch really looks beautiful when used correctly. The only way you can get an outstanding design with this stitch is when you use a high quality embroidery thread. You can practice it by stitching out your name or a border on a fabric.
Satins are truly really beautiful and useful for beginners and advanced embroiderers alike. You could practice this stitch in so many ways and stitch out beautiful texts or borders!
These Three Embroidery Stitches are the stitches that you should begin with as they are going to help you cover a lot of embroidery projects. All you need to do for now is practice these three respective stitches.
The designs or patterns that you can create by combining the Running, Fill, and Satin stitch are innumerous. The only thing holding you back is your imagination. So, let your mind innovate and you will be surprised to see that the ideas will not stop coming!