Sunday, November 28, 2010

Tutorial: The Blanket Stitch

Hello Everyone! I hope you all have recovered from Thanksgiving. We're still working on leftovers here at our house. YUM!

I had a couple of questions on the blanket stitching that I posted here. So, I thought I'd do a tutorial post. Hope this makes sense and helps!

1) Start your first stitch by inserting the needle through the backside catching just a small amount of fabric.

2) Pull all the way through.

3) Start your second stitch about 3/8" from the top of your fabric, and about 3/8" to the right of your first stitch. (Or as far apart as you would like your stitches to be.)

4) Loop your thread behind the needle before pulling your needle all the way through.

5) Pull your thread through leaving a small amount of "give" at the end.

6) Gently pull your stitch directly up and then to the right. You don't want your stitch to be pulled completely tight - there should be a small amount of "give."

7) Begin your next stitch equidistant from the first. Make sure your thread is behind your needle before pulling it through.

8) Gently pull up and to the right so that your vertical stitch is straight.

9) Continue until complete!

There you have it!

This makes an excellent movie project. I don't know about you, but I'm the type that can't just sit and watch a movie. I did this pillow in about an hour. I'm thinking next up will be a set of napkins!


  1. one of my favorite stitches! great tutorial:) see you tomorrow! xo

  2. Love this, always wondered how to achieve this stitch. Thanks for sharing!

  3. That is great! Thank you for the tutorial!

  4. Blanket stitch is one of those techniques that make even dull items look really special. My daughter is now 7 and really wants to learn about sewing, but I know so little myself. Thanks for this tutorial, I will learn how to do it and then teach my daughter too.

  5. thank you for sharing! i saw this in an old Martha Stewart magazine & always wanted to try it - i'll let you know how it goes.

  6. You make it look pretty darn easy....I may have to get out my embroidery thread and get stitching...thanks for sharing!

  7. This is so cute! Thanks for stopping by my blog!