Closed Fly Stitch is a very easy stitch that looks so elegant when worked on a design. The main difference between the fly stitch and this is that it has a “V” shape instead of the usual “Y” shape.
What you will need?
- Any fabric.
- Embroidery hoop, 15cm (6″) (Bigger if you are working on a larger design) ( You can purchase a set of 6 hoops from Amazon for your basic needs.)
- Tapestry needle
- Embroidery thread (You can buy this pack of 36 shades of the DMC embroidery floss.)
How many strands of floss do you need for making the closed fly stitch?
You can use all 6 strands of the floss. But if you are working on a finer design, then start with 1 strand of floss and increase the number of strands according to your design.
Step by Step Pictorial Process of making the closed fly stitch
1. Start by bringing the thread up at point A. Insert at the desired distance from point B to point C. Note that point C is diagonal to point A and point B. The thread should be below the needle at point C.
2. Pull the thread and take the needle down at point D. Note that Point D is just outside the stitch and not too far down.
Tips for working the closed fly stitch
- You can make a vertical line of closed fly stitches like the above example or horizontal ones.
- While closing the stitch, do not take down the stitch too far down as it will become a fly stitch instead.
What is this stitch used for?
- You can make a lot of designs with this design. From making flowers to leaves to filling patterns, a lot of designs can be made with this stitch.
- This stitch looks great on motifs.
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- Long and Short Stitch
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- Blanket stitch
- satin stitch
- back stitch
Check out the video tutorial below
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