Chain Stitch

Chain Stitch

Instructions on how to work chain stitch

Chain stitch can be used to create a line. It is also known as tambour stitch and point de chainette.

step by step instructions for chain stitch 1Bring the needle up through the fabric and hold the thread with the left thumb. Insert the needle as illustrated, so that the point emerges a short space along the line to be stitched.

step by step instructions for chain stitch 2With the thread wrapped under the needle point pull the needle through the fabric to make the first stitch.

Insert the needle into the middle of the chain stitch with the point emerging further along the line. Once again wrap the thread under the needle and pull through.

step by step instructions for chain stitch 3Continue in this manner along the line

chain stitch sample 2Chain stitch worked in fine knitting yarn.

chain stitch sample 3This Chain stitch worked in silk thread on a crazy quilt block

chain stitch sample 1Chain stitch is known as a linear stitch because it is good for lines.

chain stitch sample 4
Crazy quilt template set 2 Have you seen my Stitchers Templates?

As someone who loves crazy quilting and embroidery I designed these templates with other stitchers in mind. With my templates you can create hundreds of different patterns to apply to your stitching and crazy quilting projects. They are easy to use, totally clear so you can position them easily and they are compact in your sewing box.

Templates set 1 you will find here 
Templates set 2 you will find here 
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    1. Can I use Any type of fabric for the stitches? Id like to use Plain White fabric until I get more practice with the variety of lovely stitches. I will have to eyeball the size since the weave ofvthe fabric will be tighter. Can you make recomendation of what other type if fabric to use as I begin this years TAST. Thankyou.

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  8. I started a new block for the next set of stitches, and think progress is being made: I'm not only learning stitches and crazy quilting, I'm learning about creativity and what it is and how to let myself have it. Here's my contribution for the Chain Stitch, which isn't terribly creative, but compared to where I've been coming from, it's at least headed in the right direction:

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