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How to Embroider the Stem Stitch


Texture Terrarium Stitch Along Day 5: Stem Stitch

We'll be using the stem stitch to (you guessed it!) add stems to one of our terrarium plants.


The Stitch:

Them stem stitch is like a coiled rope. It's a little fancier than your average stitch and creates a line the follows curves nicely.


Watch the video below for how to embroider the stem 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 through the back of the fabric to the front where you would like the stem stitch to start.


2. Hold the thread off to the side and bring the needle back down through the fabric one stitch length away.


3. Next, bring the needle up through the fabric, along the line of the stem, in between the start and end of the stitch you just made.


4. Gently pull the thread so that the loop held off to the side is now taught with the fabric.


5. To start the next stitch, hold the thread off to the side, and bring the needle down through the fabric a stitches length. Bring the needle back up through the fabric along the same line in between the two stitches and pull the thread taught.


6. Continue, until the stem line is complete.



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.