Plastic Canvas Stitches

Plastic Canvas Stitches

Glossary of plastic canvas stitches and how to stitch them.


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An illustration of the backstitch used in plastic canvas. Annie's Attic

Condensed Mosaic

Instructions and illustrations for the plastic canvas stitch, condensed mosaic. Also instructions available in real time video. Annie's Attic


Continental Stitch

This video explains how to do the continental stitch on plastic canvas. The continental stitch is a type of tent stitch. This stitch is also used in needlepoint.

Cross Stitch

Real time video, instructions and illustrations for the cross stitch on plastic canvas. Annie's Attic


Double Cross Stitch (Smyrna Stitch)

Learn how to stitch the double cross stitch on plastic canvas. This stitch is also known as the Smyrna Stitch

Fly Stitch

Instructions and illustrations for the plastic canvas stitch, the fly stitch. Annie's Attic


French Knot

How to make a French knot when working with plastic canvas.


Half Cross Stitch

A tutorial showing how to do the half cross stitch on plastic canvas. This is a basic needlepoint stitch which is stitched diagonally over one bar.


Lark's Head Knot (Plastic Canvas)

Learn how to make a Lark’s Head Knot. This stitch is used in plastic canvas project to add a fringed edge or for attaching a loop for hanging your project.


Lazy Daisy

This tutorial will show and explain how to make the lazy daisy stitch on plastic canvas.


Long Legged Cross Stitch (Plastic Canvas Joining Stitch)

How to join two pieces of plastic canvas together using the long legged cross stitch. This plastic canvas stitch is a decorative joining stitch.

Long Stitch

The long stitch is parallel straight stitches which cover two or more plastic canvas bars. Learn how with instructions, illustrations, and real-time video. Annie's Attic


Overcast Stitch

Learn the overcast stitch. When working with plastic canvas, this stitch is used to cover the edges of the canvas.

Plastic Canvas Stitch Guide

Three types of pastic canvas stitches are illustrated - background, embroidery and finishing. T's Place

Reverse Continental

Instructions, illustrations and video for the reverse continental. Annie's Attic

Running Stitch

Illustration and video on how to do the running stitch. Annie's Attic


Scotch Stitch

A tutorial on how to do the scotch stitch on plastic canvas. The scotch stitch is a series of diagonal stitches that form a square. It is a useful stitch for covering large areas of plastic canvas.


Slanted Gobelin Stitch

Learn how to make the slanted Gobelin stitch. This is a diagonal stitch which can be used in needlepoint and plastic canvas projects. This stitch can be worked over two to five diagonal threads and one or two lengthwise threads.

Straight Stitch

Instructions, illustrations and video for the straight stitch. Annie's Attic

Tent Stitches - Three Tent Stitches

Three tent stitches - Half cross stitch, continental stitch, basketweave stitch. These stitches are used in plastic canvas crafts and needlepoint crafts. Needlework Tips and Techniques


Whip Stitch

The whip stitch is used to join two pieces of plastic canvas together. This video tutorial will show you how to do the whip stitch.

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