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How to Embroider a Fly Stitch – video

How to Stitch Fly Stitch - a video tutorial from Shiny Happy World

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Fly stitch is really similar to the lazy daisy – and just as easy. Use it to make little flies (really!) or join them together to make a nice vine.

I used fly stitch (with glow in the dark thread!) to make the fireflies in this Firefly Tree embroidery pattern.

Firefly Tree embroidery pattern

Happy stitching!



  1. Thank you so much for the demo of the fly stitch. It was perfect.

    • wendigratz SAYS...

      I’m glad it was helpful. 🙂

  2. Wendi,
    I love your videos and they have helped me so much. Recently they have been coming with no voice. Is anyone else having this problem?

    • wendigratz SAYS...

      They all still seem to be working. Maybe it was just a temporary glitch?