Thursday, November 11, 2010

100 Stitches - chevron stitch

Time for another installment of the 100 Stitches journey! This beautiful stitch is the chevron stitch:Here is another view. I think this stitch could make a gorgeous border and the border could be either horizontal or vertical. This stitch is very easy to do but I found that it helps to have guidelines drawn on your fabric to keep your stitching in line.I drew my lines 1/4" apart, that spacing seems to make for a very nice sized stitch. This stitch is worked from left to right. The first step is to come up through your fabric on the left hand side of the bottom guideline.Go back into your fabric just a little to the right of where your floss came through and bring the needle back up through the fabric. Have the needle tip emerge halfway between where your floss came up and where the needle went in: Then pull the floss all the way through. You can see that the floss has emerged right in the middle above the stitch: Now go into your fabric on the top guideline, a little to the right of your first stitch: Come back up through the fabric and pull the floss all the way through:Now go into the fabric a little to the right and come out of the fabric right where the floss went in: Pull all the way through - notice (in the above picture) that the working floss is above the needle and so the stitch is now formed above the needle: Now head down to the bottom guideline and go into the fabric a little to the right of your stitches: Come back out of the fabric: Pull all the way throughand then go back into the fabric a little to the right of where your floss went into the fabric:And come back out of the fabric right where the floss went in - and notice here that the working thread is below the needle: pull all the way through and head back to the top guideline, a little to the right of your previous stitches:Go into the fabric and come out just as before, pulling the floss all the way through: and now bring your needle into the fabric a little to the right:and bring your needle out of the fabric right where the floss went in:pull all the way through:Just continue on in this fashion until you have the line of stitching you want!I also included a picture of the underside of my work! Nice and neat! ;) The blue floss I used is a pearl cotton - size five dmc #807. This stitch is #17 and is listed in the flat stitches section of 100 Stitches.

5 comments:

Little Green Doll said...

Great tutorial, thanks! it seems easy to do.

Simone Arrais said...

This is a beautiful stitch. You really loves the blue color, don't you? lol Great choice! Congrats.

donna!ee said...

i've attempted this stitch before without success cuz i just couldn't keep the lines straight BUT with this step by step visual aid i can now include it in my "comfortable with" stitch arsenal...thank you so much kim! ;)

Farah Muzaffar said...

Hi Kim... It looks so nice and very easy to make, I really like it, but where it can be used other than border, any other idea, because borders are not very much good looking in any emboridery project. I love to make it.
Its a very clear to understand tutorial...

http://craftaworld.blogspot.com/
Love
Farah

big B said...

Thanks everyone!
Little green doll - it is an easy stitch - I didn't really think it would be when I first read the instructions but after looking at the pictures it made a lot more sense!
Simone - heehee! I do love blue!
donna!ee - so glad to hear it - it is in my easy to do stitches list now too!
Farah - I think this stitch could be used just about anywhere - I am planning on using it on the roof of a gingerbread house I am going to be stitching.