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How to do a Satin Stitch

Learning how to do a satin stitch can take a little bit of practice.  I still have a little bit of trouble with this one myself sometimes.  It’s a great stitch for filling in small areas and letters, and it’s definitely one that you should learn as an embroidery artist.

How to do a Satin Stitch

I find it’s easiest to learn how to do a satin stitch if you break up the shape into smaller sections, and I like to stitch just outside the line on my pattern.  You can even outline the shape in a split stitch, back stitch or stem stitch if that helps you.  Bring needle up at 1 and down at 2. Bring needle back up at 3. Keep stitches close together and stitch across the entire shape to fill it.

How to do a Satin Stitch

Check out the video tutorial on my YouTube channel or watch it in the video player below.  If you are using an ad blocker, you may need to disable it to see the video.


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.

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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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Katelyn Mann

Monday 2nd of May 2022

I think you're good at all the things and stitches you do for embroidery and embroidery projects and patterns, and I would love for you to teach me what all you know about embroidery.

Jessica @ Cutesy Crafts

Friday 20th of May 2022

Thank you! Here is my post that is just for beginners:

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