Satin Stitch

finished satin stitch tutorial

Let's get stitching!

The satin stitch fills in an embroidery space with a solid area of thread.

Step One:

Thread your needle and tie a knot at the end of the long tail of the thread.

Step Two:

Poke your needle through the back side of the fabric and gently pull the thread through until it is stopped by the knot at the end of the long tail of your thread. 

Starting a satin stitch
how to sew a satin stitch

Step Three:

Poke your needle back down through the front of the fabric, using the pattern lines for placement.

Continue stitching, one stitch directly next to the other, until the desired space is filled with stitches.


finished satin stitch tutorial

The satin stitch is perfect for animal eyes and polka dots.  You can make all sorts of cute things with embroidery.  Create your own patterns or check some out here!