Here’s a quick how-to video of the Satin Stitch, a traditional filling stitch. My stitching is a little open here to show each stitch, but really is best to get as close as possible to the previous stitch. A good tip is to always put the needle into the fabric slightly to the outer side of the outlines you are wanting to fill, so that there are no gaps and so that you won’t see your outline lines. Also, when doing any stitch, it is important to pull your thread so it is taut, but not overly tight. Do not pull too hard so that your stitches bunch up the fabric or leave the outlines showing. In the video, my bottom line of stitching (and eeesh, a bit of the top line too) looks a bit wobbly because I have not taken enough care to ensure that I stitched a little bit to the bottom of the outline. Bad Laura! Just goes to show that I am not a perfectionist… never have been… I prefer to think of myself as a rebel! I’ll do what I want!!! 😉
This video has no sound to distract you from learning the stitch.