Need a good stitch to fill in large areas on your embroidery project? Look no further than seed stitch.
1. Prepare Your Fabric for Stitching
Draw a shape that you want to stitch onto your fabric using your transfer pen. I used a ruler to make a rectangle, but you can draw any shape you like.
Secure your fabric into your embroidery hoop and tighten the hoop so the fabric is taut.
2. Stitch Your Shape
Thread your needle with embroidery floss. You can also experiment with different types of thread if you prefer.
An individual seed stitch is basically a small straight stitch, but you generally make lots of little straight stitches in random directions to fill in a large area. Just imagine covering an area by tossing a handful of seeds on to it. This is the look you're trying to replicate.
I usually begin at one end of my shape and stitch down to the other end of the shape, filling the entire shape as I go.
Your stitches can go in several different directions, creating a random 'scattered' pattern, or you can choose to make all your stitches in the same direction.
Likewise, you can make all of your stitches the same length, or vary the length so you have some smaller and some longer stitches. This creates a lot of texture in your work, as opposed to a smooth satin stitched shape.
Continue to stitch until you've completed filling your shape.
3. Finish Your Work
Once you've finished stitching, tie a small knot in the back of your work or weave in the ends of your thread.
Embroidery Fundamentals: How to Do Seed Stitch
Need a good stitch to fill in large areas on your embroidery project? Look no further than seed stitch!