Week 4 of the #YearOfStitch : Satin Stitch
This is your go-to stitch for serious coverage. You can fill everything in with this bad boy.
It’s a deceptively simple stitch that requires a close eye in order to keep your stitches level. Sometimes if I’m trying to cover a huge reach (see heart below) I stitch a quick grid under the surface of my satin stitch before I get started to keep my stitches level.
Your goals with this stitch are:
- Zero space between your stitches (which usually means disregarding the holes and poking that needle right through the weave)
- The front and back should look identical
Here we go!
Now in photos - pay close attention to #3 where I bring my needle up right through the middle of the weave in between the two vertical holes.
This is what it looks like when you are covering a short area:
Here’s a look at when you are covering a much larger area:
You will notice that I went back in and outlined both of these with a backstitch. I just like how a satin stitch looks when outlined.
Here’s a shot of the front and back so you can see what I mean when I say they should look the same.
Get at it!