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How to Embroider the Satin Stitch

Updated: Jan 6, 2023

Texture Terrarium Stitch Along Day 11: Satin Stitch

We'll be using the satin stitch to add the last textural layer to our terrarium ground. Even though this is the first stitch I normally teach in workshops, it's not the first stitch we created in our terrarium, because this design is built on layers.

The Stitch:

The satin stitch is a great stitch for beginners. It's comprised of long stitches that are usually straight and close together to create a smooth, filled in appearance. I love using this stitch to fill in sections with color.

Watch the video below for how to embroider the satin 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. Bring your needle up from the back of the fabric to the front of the fabric.

2. Then bring the needle down through the fabric at the opposite side of the shape you are filling, creating a long straight stitch.

3. Bring your needle back up through the fabric, right next to the start of your last stitch to start your next stitch.

4. Continuing to fill in the space. Stitches should be close together, like they’re hugging to avoid gaps and evenly fill the area.

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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