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How to Embroider the Reverse Chain Stitch

Texture Terrarium Stitch Along Day 3: Reverse Chain Stitch

For our next terrarium layer, we're going to use my favorite stitch, the Reverse Chain Stitch.

The Stitch:

The reverse stitch creates rows of linked chains. When these rows are next to one another, they remind me of a chunky knit sweater.

Watch the video below for how to embroider the reverse chain stitch and scroll down for a step-by-step guide + information on how to join the Textural Terrarium Stitch Along with Pattern Club.

How To Video:

Step By Step Guide:

1. To start the reverse chain stitch, make one short back stitch in the direction you want your chain to be stitched.

2. From the back side of the fabric, space out one stitches length away from the end of the back stitch. Then bring your needle and thread up through the fabric.

3. Pass the needle perpendicularly under the back stitch so the thread goes underneath it.

4. Pull the thread all the way though so that the thread is flush with the fabric and bring your needle back down through the hole of the stitch you just made. This will make a small chain (loop) around your back stitch.

5. Continue adding links to the row. Each row of the reverse chain stitch starts with a back stitch and then the rest of the stitches are chains (loops) that link to the previous stitch. When adding each additional chain, be sure to bring your needle under both strands of the chain.

Want to join in the Textural Terrarium Stitch Along? During July 2021 you can join Pattern Club and stitch this design along with us for only $10! If clubs aren't your thing or it's not July, you can purchase the digital pattern here. Then follow along with each blog post to learn how to create each embroidery stitch used in this Textural Terrarium. You can also find more colorful and beginner-friendly embroidery patterns and kits in the MCreativeJ shop.


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