There are so many wonderful embroidery stitches that can be used to make delightful embroidery work.
What is the chevron stitch?
The chevron stitch is a decorative stitch that is worked along two parallel lines in fabric such as Aida cloth. This stitch makes a nice border edge on an embroidery piece.
When can you use the chevron stitch?
- As a border edge stitch
- Seam treatment on crazy quilts
- Couching a ribbon
- Decorative stitch in smocking
- Use as filler stitch in embroidery designs
Learn how to embroider the chevron stitch by watching our video or keep reading this post for a step-by-step written photo tutorial.
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How to you do the chevron stitch
WHAT YOU NEED to embroider the chevron stitch
- Aida cloth or some other cloth with parallel lines
- Embroidery hoop
- Embroidery floss
- Embroidery needle
INSTRUCTIONS to make the chevron stitch
STEP 1: make the first horizontal stitch
If necessary, review the basics of embroidery. Begin by bringing the threaded needle up from the back of the fabric. If using two strands of floss, consider using the Loop Method for Anchoring Floss to begin your floss neatly.
Next, take the needle a little bit to the right and go down towards the back,
bringing the needle up half way between the stitch which is between the two holes where the needle came up and then down.
step 2: make the first diagonal stitch
Next, slip the needle down towards the back on the top parallel line a little bit to the right of the end of the bottom horizontal stitch.
Bring the needle up from the back of the fabric a little to the left of where the needle went down.
step 3: make the short horizontal stitch at the top of the chevron stitch
Pull the embroidery floss firmly, beginning to form the top of the chevron stitch.
Push the needle down from the front of the fabric to the back, a short distance to the right.
Now come back up to the front in the middle of the stitch that was just made. The top horizontal line will be complete.
step 4: Make the second diagonal stitch in the chevron stitch
The diagonal line will be made directly across from the bottom of the first portion of the chevron stitch. Push the needle down at an angle that is the opposite of the first diagonal stitch.
Come up to the top of the fabric a few spaces to the left. Then push the needle down a few spaces to the right of where the diagonal stitch came down. Go up between the stitches.
The bottom horizontal line should be complete. For the next stitch, go back up diagonally to the top and repeat the process as in step 2. Repeat these steps to make the second chevron stitch.
Continue doing these steps until a row of chevron stitches has been made.
Look at that lovely decorative chevron stitch!
I hope you enjoyed learning how to make the chevron stitch in embroidery. Now you are ready to make a beautiful border on your next embroidery or cross stitch piece!
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