Chained Wheatear Stitch

Chained Wheatear is similar to Wheatear stitch except it has an extra Chain stitch making for a thicker textured line. Like Wheatear this variety holds a curve well and can be very effective if you add beads down the central line. How to work Chained Wheatear Stitch Work Chained Wheatear …

How to stitch Closed Buttonhole

Closed Buttonhole is a variety of Buttonhole stitch that can be used as a decorate line on the edge of projects. It is a quick simple stitch for crazy quilters to use and worked row upon row it makes a quick  interesting filling. Since the structure of Closed Buttonhole is …

Back Stitched Herringbone

Back Stitched Herringbone is a variety of Herringbone that is actually a compostite stitch that combines Herringbone and Back stitch. I have only recently started to play with this stitch and it fast became a favorite. It is quick and easy to work which makes it a great stitch for beginners, …

Diagonal Straight and Back Stitch

Diagonal straight and back stitch sounds like a mouthful but it has a nice working rhythm as it consists of one straight stitch then a stitch that is worked back on itself, a bit like half a back stitch. Diagonal Straight and Back Stitch stitch creates a simple, quick fill …

Chinese Cross Stitch

Chinese Cross Stitch is a great little stitch, not often seen, but works up into a very useful filling or border stitch. It looks great as a decorative surface stitch on even weave fabrics and is extremely simple to work. I have also found that this stitch can be scattered …

Zig-Zag Whipped Back Stitch

Zig-Zag Whipped Back Stitch is worked on a foundation of three rows of back stitch. If you need a reminder on how to Back Stitch you will find it here. Work your foundation rows in a loose manner because you have to whip them. This means they will tighten as …

Double Buttonhole

Double Buttonhole Stitch is an often forgotten traditional stitch yet it is simple and useful. This stitch consists of two lines of Buttonhole stitch worked facing each other. As a result, it makes a great edging stitch because it is double the strength. You can not only use Double buttonhole …