Thursday, December 10, 2009

Blanket Stitch Tutorial

Finally, after many requests I have finished a couple stitch tutorials. Both stitches are great to use when sewing felt pieces together.

Blanket Stitch

The blanket stitch is a popular stitch, used to make a decorative edge. You can change the effect of the end product by changing the length in between stitches, and the depth of the stitch.

Here is a video tutorial for a blanket stitch- a picture tutorial follows.



Step by step photo tutorial:

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1. Thread a needle with embroidery floss. Tie a knot in one end. Put needle through felt (from in between layers).

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2. Put needle through both layers of felt, about 1/4" away from your first stitch.

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3. Pull thread until you have a small loop left.

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4. Put needle through loop, from behind.

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5. Pull thread until your stitch is snug. Don't pull too hard, or your fabric will bunch.

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6. Put needle through both layers again, the same distance (1/4") apart.

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7. Put needle through loop from behind. Continue this process until you are finished.

For a corner- the stitch needs to be pulled, so the floss lays at a diagonal as shown:

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When finished, tie a knot to one of the last stitches, and put needle in between layers of felt- clip excess floss.

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For a whip stitch tutorial, click here.

3 comments:

Minky Magic said...

Clear tutorial, thank you
Marie x

paige :: approaching joy said...

I definitely used this tutorial to make a project I plan on post on my blog tomorrow. Super helpful and clear- thanks!

Dori @ Bell Jar Vintage said...

I have added a link to your tutorial on my recent post! It was the clearest, most obvious tutorial I could find.
Thank you!!!!