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How to do a Blanket Stitch

Learning how to do a blanket stitch can come in handy for a couple different things.  I like to use this stitch mostly when I am doing appliqués.  It adds a nice, decorative border and is great for hiding the raw edge of your fabric.  See my post on how to appliqué by hand, if you are curious about that.  It’s also a wonderful stitch for adding an edge to a blanket, hence the name “blanket stitch.”

How to do a Blanket Stitch

Bring needle up at 1.  Bring needle down at 2 and up at 3, keeping needle over your thread.  Pull to create an “L” shape.

How to do a Blanket Stitch

Learn how to do a blanket stitch by watching my video below or over on my YouTube channel.  It’s pretty easy to do, but it’s definitely easier to learn with a video tutorial.  On an appliqué, the stitches that go along the line would not be going through the fabric you are applying.  The stitches at the top are what hold the fabric on.

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Learn all of these other embroidery stitches by making this stitch guide sampler with me. It’s a great way to practice and a nice reference to have while you are reading other embroidery patterns.

embroidery stitches

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To watch all of the videos in this series, including some basic embroidery tips, go to my YouTube channel here. I’ll walk you through the entire process and make it super easy for you.

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