Embroidery Needlepoint Stitches to Help Craftswomen


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Embroidery is total creativity of needlework, where there are no boundaries. You can use any of the needlepoint stitches . When embroidering a pattern, a needlewoman looks for new interesting combinations of stitches, threads and embroidery techniques. You can find more in this article about needlepoint stitches for embroidery.

Stem Stitch

Stem stitch is a simple and very popular stitch in embroidery. It is used to fill or outline embroidery patterns. The stitches are performed very carefully. They must all be the same size and run parallel to one another. Stem stitch can be made without the use of any pitching frames.


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We place a framework for embroidery on the index finger of our left hand. Then we fasten off the thread from the back side. In order to make a stitch, run the needle into the tissue at a distance of 2 ln, from the thread run it out, and at an angle. After that, run the needle out parallel to the previous stitch. To make the stitches, you must follow the same thread tension in order to make your needlepoint stitches neat.

Buttonhole Stitch with Interception

This is a variation of a common buttonhole stitch. The difference in the stitch is the interception by a loop. To perform a buttonhole stitch with interception, it is necessary to get a thread behind both ends of our needle. After we get a circle of the working thread, run the needle through the cloth and gently tight the stitch.

You can be creative with this stitch if you make it in an angular position, so that the tops of 3-5 stitches come together at one point of the middle stitch top.

Stitch ‘Goat’

The stitch ‘Goat’ is a very popular kind of needlepoint stitches for embroidery. It is also used for making up the lower hems of clothes. In order to run this stitch, we need to mark 2 parallel strips. The distance between these strips should be equal to the height of the stitch. The basic fabric is held on the left index finger, so fasten up the thread to the bottom line. Run out the needle from the front side and make an inclined stitch from left to right. Pierce the fabric from the front line, along the upper side to the left. Make an inclined stitch from right to left. Stretch the needle along the bottom line from right to left. Our stitch ‘Goat’ is now ready; we repeat this stitch as many times as we need.

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To get creative with the stitch ‘Goat’, you can have one or two stitches above the previous ones with some displacement.

Decorative Stitch ‘Zigzag’ by Hand

A decorative stitch ‘Zigzag’ can be made either on the sewing machine or manually. Outline both the top and bottom lines, which will be the boundary of your stitch. Fasten up the thread from the back side and make an inclined stitch upwards. Stretch out the needle at an angle and run it out at the lowest point. Then make the next inclined stitch. When you have completed the inclined stitches along the entire stitch length, begin to move from the end to the beginning of the stitch, and make the inclined stitches in the opposite direction. At this point, the needle must be run into the already made fabric holes. Try to make the same length of stitches.

Decorative Stitch

Needlepoint stitches are always able to decorate the embroidery or applique. Also, needlepoint stitches can be used to finish already sewed goods.

Read also: Chain stitch for embroidery Decorative Stitches for Hand Embroidery


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