Chain stitch filling hand embroidery video tutorial

Chain stitch filling video tutorial

Watch this video tutorial and learn how to use a chain stitch to fill extensive areas of your hand embroidery design!

A chain stitch is an embroidery stitch in which a series of looped stitches form a chain-like pattern. Chain stitch is an ancient craft – examples of surviving Chinese chain stitch embroidery dates back to the 5th – 3rd century BC. This simple stitch is very versatile, great for outlining, and also for filling. Chain stitch is very handy when you have to embroider flowing, curvy lines.

To work the chain stitch as a filling, stitch multiple rows close together, spacing them so that no fabric shows between the rows. You can make the rows of stitching all go the same direction or alternate them, so they create a patterned texture.

Watch this video tutorial to learn the Chain stitch filling.

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