A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
November 17 News: WOW!  Congratulate the winner of DIY Halloween Costumes 2015!
Total Members: 313,039
Currently Running With Scissors:
588 Guests and 20 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Stitch Tutorial: Chain Stitch  (Read 1700 times)
Tags for this thread: tutorial  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

No try, just do.
Offline Offline

Posts: 5122
Joined: 25-Jul-2009

I'm the Irish Latina Ninja!

View Profile available for personal swaps
« on: May 14, 2011 07:40:11 PM »

The Chain stitch adds a wonderful texture to your embroidery.


Start with your fabric with pattern in your hoop or frame.

I drew a line on my fabric so that you could see the stitch as it progresses. This can easily be freehanded!

Step 1

Starting on the right hand side of your pattern line, pull your thread up through the back of your fabric.


Step 2

Loop your thread around bringing your needle back to where the thread originally came out of the fabric. Place needle back into fabric.


Step 3

Bring the needle back out of the fabric catching the loop underneath the needle.


Step 4

Gently pull the thread so that the loop is "caught".


Step 5

Continue stitching!




To finish a line of chain stitch, just tack down that last loop. Instead of putting the needle back inside the loop (as if making another stitch), put the needle back through the fabric on the outside.


My loops aren't loopy. They're flat!

You need to pay attention to how much you are pulling the thread in Step 5. This can be difficult for someone (like me!) who likes nice tight stitches. Wink
« Last Edit: September 12, 2013 12:49:48 PM by jungrrl - Reason: changed non-working images to links. » THIS ROCKS   Logged
Offline Offline

Posts: 1135
Joined: 03-Oct-2010

plenty of creativity... not enough hands

View Profile WWW
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2011 02:25:51 PM »

ive been wanting to lern how to cross stitch
thanks for sharing

Global Moderator
Guest Blogger
Needlework Moderator
Occasions and Holidays Moderator

Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 34338
Joined: 25-Sep-2004

I got 99 problems, but a stitch ain't one.

View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2011 10:44:34 AM »

You are a rockstar!

Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
What To Wear On Date Night
How to Dress After Pregnancy
How to Rock Bohemian Chic
How to Wear White After Labor Day
The Elegant Side of 70s Style
Latest Blog Articles
Meatless Monday: Spinach Feta Breakfast Quiche
Handmade Holiday Gift Guide: Asymmetric Cowl
Handmade Holiday Gift Guide: Felt Basket

Comparison Shopping

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2015, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.