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Popcorn Lazy Daisy Stitch

The Popcorn Lazy Daisy Stitch Makes Things Pop! 🖤 Learn how to make the popcorn lazy daisy stitch to take your embroidery work to another level! This one is so much fun once you get the hang of it and it's going to add gorgeous volume and texture to your work that just might push your embroidery to the next level. I love using the popcorn lazy daisy stitch for some of my flower embroidery designs and it turns my flat work into a piece that literally has parts that can be moved and manipulated. You could say it gives things a little bit of life. It’s not a stitch I would recommend as a beginner because it takes both hands, some extra coordination, and a bit of patience. There’s an element of awkwardness when first learning this stitch, and I think that’s probably true for most stitches, but with the popcorn lazy daisy stitch, it takes some getting used to. Table of Contents Steps Video If you're a newbie, start with an easy embroidery stitch that's beginner-friendly, such a

Chain Stitch Tutorial

space filled with the chain stitch

Create Solid Lines & Fills with the Chain Stitch

🖤 Make bold lines with the chain stitch and create lovely volume and texture that might remind you of knitting. This basic embroidery stitch is easy to learn and fun too!

Another basic embroidery stitch to become familiar with is the chain stitch. It can create some nice solid lines with volume, lovely texture that resembles crochet stitches when used as a fill.

As the name suggests, a chain stitch resembles a chain and is created using loops which are connected to each other. It's a strong bold stitch that can give certain parts of your embroidery work more attention, kind of like the thick lines you often see in old school tattoo art.

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chain stitch in a single row and another with 4 rows together

How to Make The Chain Stitch

Start by creating a small loop:

  • Come up then back down through the same hole (or very close to it).
  • Push your needle halfway up through your loop one stitch length away.
  • You can go ahead and pull your needle all the way through and allow the loop to fall into place as the thread tightens.
  • Or… before you pull the needle all the way through, pull the thread tight from the back until the thread hugs your needle, then pull your needle through. This is an optional step.
  • To make the next chain stitch, return to the back of your fabric at the same spot you last came up, which is through your loop. Leave it a bit loose on top to form another loop.

Repeat these steps until you've reached a happy length. To end the stitch, add a small stitch to the end of your last loop.

If you want to fill in a shape, just lay rows of chain stitches next to each other to create beautiful texture! How cute is that? Texture and character! It can be super close to each other for a tighter fill or spread them out for a more open fill where bits of fabric show through.

Take a peek at my embroidery stitch tutorials blog section to learn more stitches!

Chain Stitch Video Tutorial

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