Last Updated on November 6, 2020 by wendigratz
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A few weeks ago I released a pattern called It’s a Dirty Job – all about how much I hate doing the dishes.
I used stem stitch for that little bit of script at the end – and I promised a how-to video soon. Well – here it is! How to stem stitch.
This is a really common outline stitch that I hardly ever use. I’m not sure why – it’s certainly very easy. It’s just that I always default to back stitch or split stitch. But if you need to outline tight curves – stem stitch is definitely the way to go. It’ll give you the smoothest curves around cursive letters or twisty vines.
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