Normally split stitch is an outline stitch, but in this video I show you how to use it as a nice fill stitch.
It’s a great way to fill an area with lovely texture instead of the smooth surface you’d get by using satin stitch.
It’s also a very useful stitch to use as padding below satin stitch, to get a nice raised bed of stitching.
Using split stitch as a fill stitch is easy – there are just a couple of things to keep in mind, and I show them in this video.
Want to practice this new stitch? I used it a lot in this free embroidery pattern.
Here are all my lessons for fill stitches (besides satin stitch).
- satin stitch
- satin stitching points
- seed stitch
- long & short stitch
- split stitch used as a fill stitch
- Turkey work
- using colored pencils or crayons with embroidery