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Embroidery 101: How to Sew a Blanket Stitch

Hand embroidery can elevate the style of any garment.

The blanket stitch is often used on the edge of a project, but it’s a wonderful decorative stitch as well. Threads seamstress Norma Bucko demonstrates how to create one of these basic embroidery stitches: the blanket stitch.

embroidery blanket stitch

In Threads #186, Aug./Sept. 2016, author India Hayford explores Yemenite Jewish hand embroidery and shows how to combine simple stitches to create complex designs.

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Hand embroidery is a traditional embellishment technique that is within the reach of any sewer. Watch to learn how to create the five basic embroidery stitches, chainstitch, fly stitch, blanket stitch, couching stitch, and web stitch. These five can be combined with each other to create decorative designs. Check out these additional videos on embroidery stitching: https://www.threadsmagazine.com/2008/10/29/video-manuels-free-motion-embroidery-technique In Threads #186, June/July 2016, author India Hayford explores Yemenite Jewish hand embroidery and shows how to combine simple stitches to…

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