Wednesday, November 28, 2012

100 Stitches - Seeding Stitch

The seeding stitch is the latest stitch on my 100 Stitches  journey.  This stitch should really be called the easiest stitch ever! 

This stitch is a filling stitch and is used to fill in blank spaces inside shapes.  For my shape, I used a template:

I copied the diamond shape onto my fabric:

I first outlined the shape using the back stitch. Now to the seeding stitch. The reason the seeding stitch is so easy is that it is just small straight stitches stitched in all different directions. The only concern is to make all the straight stitches the same length. The first step I took was to come up through the fabric. I started at the top but you could start anywhere inside the shape:

Then I just started taking small straight stitches:

in a random pattern:

 stitching, stitching, stitching until…

 the whole diamond shape was filled:

So easy, and really beautiful when finished:

The underside of the stitching looks almost like the top side:

This is definitely a stitch I will use!

The seeding stitch is #72 and is in the Couching and Filling category of 100 Stitches.


Sparklyjools said...

Simple - but so effective!x

Kim said...

Hi Jules - Thank you! Effective and so easy :) I am going to love filling in shapes with this one.

JennyPennyPoppy said...

I love this simple little stitch and use a quite a bit especially on artist trading cards.

Ana Love Craft said...

Just adorable!!! Love the colors and the wonderful stitches! Thanks so much for sharing another great tutorial!
Happy day!
Hugs from Portugal,

Ana Love Craft

Kim said...

Jeanette - Thank you! This would be a good one for atc's. I like the way it fills in a space :)
Hi Ana - Thank you! This is a fun one - Have a happy day!