In this video tutorial, I show you how to embroider the satin stitch in different shapes – Square, Round and irregular.
A Satin stitch or Damask stitch is a series of flat stitches that are used to completely cover a section of the background fabric. It is considered a filler stitch, but you should be careful to use it only for small areas of filling, as bigger satin stitches tend to loosen up.
If you look to a more smooth satin look, keep in mind that:
- Thinner threads (or single strands) work better than more strands of thicker threads
- Ground fabric that has a high count and a firm, the full weave will work better
- Keep it small, don’t try to fill big areas with this stitch
- When embroidering, start satin stitch in the middle and move to the sides of the design
- For more beautiful edges, outline the satin stitch first (using a split stitch or a stem stitch)
If you want to learn more about hand embroidery stitches, read my blog post “The top 10 hand embroidery stitches you should learn“. You can find video tutorials on all of 10 stitches in my blog.