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Video: How to Sew a Couching Stitch

Threads magazine - 186 - Aug./Sept. 2016 Issue

Evamarie Gomez and Carol Fresia; Videographer: Jeff Roos

Embroidery Stitches 101: Couching Stitch

In Threads #186, June/July 2016, author India Hayford explores Yemenite Jewish hand embroidery and shows how to combine simple stitches to create complex designs. Now, Threads seamstress Norma Bucko demonstrates how to create one of these essential hand embroidery stitches: the couching stitch.

embroidery couching stitch

The couching stitch is useful for applying heavy or decorative threads that are too thick or textured to pass through a fabric’s weave.

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  1. BrunoTalisman August 1st

    Thank you for this great video!

  2. JS1958 July 29th

    I was always bad at sewing, but this article is so good, that even I made it perfectly. Thank you so much!

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