How To Do A Chain Stitch
In this video, we are shown how to do the embroidery technique of chain stitching, as well as when to apply the technique, which materials to use, and some advice on common mistakes when applying the technique.
I'm going to show you how to do chain stitch. Chain stitch is a really versatile stitch. You can use it to do lines and to outline elements of your design, and you can also use it to fill in spaces and it gives a really lovely decorative effect.
So, step one, you'll need some fabric (I'm using felt). You'll need a sharp pair of scissors, some needles, and some cotton perle or embroidery floss. So, step two, how to do chain stitch.
Bring your needle up through your fabric. We're going to work from the bottom to the top across the fabric. So, you're going to take your needle back through the point where you brought it up, and take a stitch along the line that you're going to be sewing along.
Make sure that your thread goes under your needle, and pull through, and you make a little chain shape. So, for the next stitch, you take your needle down through the point where you brought it up and inside the loop, take it under the fabric and out along your line. Make sure your thread goes under your needle and pull through.
So, take your thread down, and along, keeping the thread under the needle. So, taking the needle through the point where you brought it up, inside the loop that's already there, and along the line, you're sewing along, the thread goes under the needle. To finish your chain stitch, just take a small stitch down, just to hold the last loop in place.
So, step three, there are some common mistakes that you can make when doing chain stitch. One thing is if you take your needle to the side instead of where you brought it up. So, you end up with an open effect or sometimes, a twisted effect.
Another common mistake is of not putting the thread under the needle, so you just pull through and you just end up with some small stitches instead of your nice loop. So, make sure the thread goes under the needle and that you take your needle down, inside the loop, close to where you brought the thread up. To finish, you just take a small stitch at the end.
And that's how you do chain stitch. .