How to Sew a Stem Stitch

How to Sew a Stem Stitch

How to Sew a Stem Stitch
How to Sew a Stem Stitch
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This How to Learn a Stem Stitch Video Tutorial makes learning a new embroidery stitch a super easy task. Not only do you have this how-to video to follow along with, but you also have the step-by-step instructions just in case. Plus, the stem stitch is a really great stitch to know for when you want to add some nice clean texture to your different sewing projects. Whether you are just starting sewing or have been sewing for years, brushing up on how to sew the stem stitch can really enhance the texture in your embroidery projects.

Time to CompleteUnder an hour

Primary TechniqueNeedlework

Difficulty LevelBeginner

Project TypeMake a Project

Materials List

  • Thread
  • Sewing needle

How to Sew a Stem Stitch

Stem Stitch Embroidery Instructions

  1. Start at the beginning of your line, making a stitch about half the length that your other stitches will be.

  2. Start just to the side of your first stitch and bring your stitch forward going to other side of your line. 

    Note: These stitches will be at a slight angle.

  3. Repeat steps 1 and 2.

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Are you a beginner at embroidery then you must watch this tutorial too. A well done video and written directions for the stem stitch. Do yourself a favor and watch this before attempting to do your project because you can make a mess of this basic stitch. Believe me I know. I am going to give embroidery another try after watching these videos. Anyone else like these?


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