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The Different Types of Embroidery Stitches Used in Embroidered Patches for Clothes

Ever wondered how you can transform a plain deserted fabric into an amazing garment? Embroidery is the Godmother’s magic wand that can turn your garment into a luxury.

Embroidered clothes are widely considered a sign of prestige and wealth across the world. Embroidery is the love language between a piece of fabric and thread, curating a love story with a needle. It reflects your inner soul and makes you feel empowered in your own skin. 

Before getting lost in the depth of it, let’s take the first step and learn about the different types of embroidery stitches. Selecting the right stitch for your embroidery patch can be an intimidating task. It feels like an artist hunting the right stroke to finish his master’s peace. 

So grab your needle and thread, and let’s dive in!

From the earliest mentions in the bible to the current preferences by the designers, embroidery has always been evolving. There are hundreds of stitches; among them following are some basic yet useful stitches that would help your garment stand out!

Some Popular Embroidery Stitches Used in Embroidered Patches 

Straight stitch

It’s the first and most basic embroidery stitch of the basic stitch family. All you have to do is bring the needle up, passing it through the fabric. Leave a little distance and go down again. This simple line can be used to endeavor multiple motifs on the fabric surface.

 If you are a beginner, you can simply draw your design on the fabric but remember to use a lighter medium to avoid staining the fabric. Use these guidelines to build a motif you wish to see in your article. 

Running Stitch 

Have you seen a thief running to save his life leaving behind foot marks? The running stitch looks exactly like it. It’s the simplest embroidery stitch, making a straight or either curvy line. Pick your needle, fix your fabric within your embroidery frame, and imagine a straight line over it. 

The more stiff your fabric is on the frame, the better the results are. Go under the fabric, and pass your needle through it. Leave half a centimeter and pass the needle through the fabric forming a little line on the fabric. Bring the needle up again, leaving the same distance, and continue this till you get your desired length. 

Satin Stitch 

Popularly known as the filling stitch, the satin stitch is a favorite among embroidery fans. It’s a series of stitches placed side by side, and closer so you don’t see the fabric shining underneath it.

 It creates a layer over the fabric and has a 3D impact. Practice the proximity of the stitches, and you are good to go. Use a stiff fabric surface, and the same goes for the thread. This goes, in the long run, more than a delicate fabric with a fine thread used over it. 

Keeping the stitch length smaller is the key to a clean satin stitched patch; longer stitches wobble around, and the fabric peeks through the gaps. 

French Knots 

It looks exactly how it sounds! French knots are little knots forming a dot-like shape used to create different textures on a piece of fabric. Pass your needle through your fabric, make sure it’s halfway out, and wrap your desired thread around it a few times.

Bring out the needle completely, hold it taut but not too much, and you’ll see a beautiful dot formed on the fabric. A French knot can make it to the top of your list if you want to fill an area with a beautiful, detailed texture. If you still haven’t mastered the art of embroidery, take your time because there are many Custom embroidered patches for sale. Professionals with high-end finishing design them.

Feather Stitch 

If you want to create an edge finish design in your embroidery patch, this one’s for you! Forming a zigzag from left to right creates airy lines on the fabric. Focus on the central stem and loop stitches to the right and then to the left, resembling a feather. 

Once you master the basic feather stitch, you can endeavour its complex variation, like a double feather and closed feather. Coral stitch or Briar stitch are the other names for feather stitch. You can pair it with a French knot on the sharp corners of the stitch and use it as a border for your fabric. 

Whipped Spider Web 

On our list of all hand embroidery stitches, this one can excite spider man fans. With a central focus point, make five straight stitches. Bring out your needle from the center point. Now pass the needle under the first straight stitch and whip the needle around it. 

Now go under the second stitch and whip it the same way you did the first. Continue this process till your straight stitches are perfectly concealed. You’ll see a spider web formed, which can be used as a decorative yet fun element to be in an embroidery patch. 

Chain Stitch

This laborious stitch makes a beautiful thick line creating a chain line pattern. Bring the needle up from the back of the fabric to make a chain stitch. Take it down the same hole leaving a loop behind. 

Bring the needle back up about the stitch length forward and pass it through the embroidery floss. You’ll have a loop floss which is your first chain stitch. Continue making these loops on your imaginary lines. Sounds tricky? Don’t worry. A Custom patch maker can come to your rescue. Sketch your design and forward it to a custom patch maker in the USA to add a personal touch to your garment.

Bullion knot

Bullion knot has another name: caterpillar knot. It’s a staple decoration embroidery technique used in wool-to-wool embroidery, Brazilian embroidery, lacework, cutwork, and many more forms. You can use a bullion knot for buds, leaves, and petals for flowers. You can also use it as an element to create a motif. 

Take the needle up, passing it through the fabric. Put it down on a different point from the first point, leaving a strand of thread near the first point. Bring the needle back very closely from the first point, whipping the left strand at A around the needle approximately ten times. Carefully bring the needle out of the coil formed around it. 

It might get messy but don’t worry. After practicing it a few times, you can master the art of embroidery. 

To wrap up!

So now that you have discovered all hand embroidery stitches, you’ll be able to decide which stitch can add detail and beauty to your design. Maybe you wonder what to do if you don’t have time to do it. 

Simply look for a custom patch maker in the USA; they also have custom embroidered patches for sale. Add a personal touch to your garment with a customized embroidery service with all the professional skills. 

Paragon Patches is known for its high-quality custom patches, and it’s a one-stop solution. Get in touch so we can sketch your idea and transform it into a magical garment.

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