Chevron stitch is a useful stitch for making decorative borders. It works along the zig-zag pattern. This is a surface embroidery stitch which means that you will work this stitch on the surface of the fabric like the herringbone stitch.
This can both be worked on straight lines or carefully worked curved lines.
What you will need?
- Any fabric.
- Embroidery hoop, 15cm (6″) (Bigger if you are working on a larger design)
- Tapestry needle
- Embroidery thread
How many strands of floss do you need for making the chevron stitch?
You can use all 6 strands of the floss. But if you are working on a finer design, then start with 2 strands of floss and increase the number of strands according to your design.
Step by Step Pictorial Process of making the chevron stitch
1. Bring the thread up at point A. Insert at point B and without taking down the needle, bring it up at point C.
2. Pull the thread and insert from point D to Point B.
3. Again, pull the thread up. Insert on the bottom row from point E to Point F.
4. Pull the thread up and insert from point G to point E. Keep working in a similar fashion till the end of the pattern.
Tips for working the chevron stitch
- I have marked with lines and dots for your easier understanding. As you work on this stitch, there won’t be necessity of it as it is difficult to hide the markings.
- You can also mark with a vanishing pen.
- Do not pull the thread tightly.
What is this stitch used for?
- This stitch can be used in a lot of designs.
- For filling flowers, leaves, borders almost anything can be made with this stitch.
- Maidenhair stitch
- Wheatear Stitch
- Fern Stitch
- Cast On Stitch
- Basque Stitch
- Long and Short Stitch
- Trellis Stitch
- Blanket stitch
- satin stitch
- back stitch
- stem stitch
Check out the video tutorial below
So until next time,
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