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Embroidery Stitch-a-long. Part 7: Stitching some Needle and Thread!

Hello, Guys! I bet that your Tote Bag is starting to look gorgeous now that the nails are painted in red!

Today we are back to using the Metallic Gold thread.

Embroidery Stitch-a-long - VintageMadbyM

Now that you are super good at it *evil stare*, we will use it with some more advanced kinds of embroidery stitches.

We will embroider the thread in Chainstitch and the needle with a Long and Short Stitch.

For the thread, we will make a Chainstitch using 2 strands of Gold thread. If you stitch onto my pre- printed Tote Bag, you will see that, with 2 strands of thread, the black outline of my drawing is still visible. I don’ t mind it, but if you wish for a better coverage, I would recommend using 4 strands of thread instead of 2.

Embroidery Stitch-a-long - VintageMadbyM

Head to the Part 4 of this Sew- along to see how to do the Chainstitch (see Part 4: let’s embroider the ROSES !).

To embroider the needle, we will learn a new kind of Stitch: the Long and Short Stitch.

It is a filling stitch and it is used when the area to cover is too big for the Satin Stitch. The stitches are laid line by line, following a brick pattern.

To embroider the needle you can use 2 or 4 strands of gold thread. It might look nicer with 2 but will take you a bit more time.

I would recommend to first outline the needle in a simple backstitch before doing the Long and Short Stitch.  I think that I made my needle a bit bigger than the pattern and might have made my backstitch a bit too much on the outside of the drawing. So you might learn from my mistake!

Here is how the Long and Short Stitch goes:

Embroidery Stitch-a-long - VintageMadbyM

Et voilà! That’ s it for this week. A lot of metallic thread and I hope not too much stress!!! Remember; Embroidery is a relaxing hobby!!! 

Have a lovely week,


Embroidery Stitch-a-long - VintageMadbyM

Find all my Embroidery Tote Bag Stitch-a-long posts there:

Part 1: gather supplies
Part 2: a few basics before we start
Part 3: let’s start!
Part 4: let’s embroider the ROSES!!!
Part 5: the Dreaded BUT Sexy Metallic Thread!!!
Part 6: let’s put some nail polish and learn the Satin Stitch!
Part 7: Stitching some Needle and Thread!
Part 8: The French Knots

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