Embroidery is not a simple process as it seems. It is having many aspects that one should know. For the completion of work, you should have adequate knowledge of the stitch type to do embroidery. If you are not aware of the names and their implementation then do not worry, we  are here to help you out.

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Embroidery Stitches Types

There is a wide range of embroidery stitches available in embroidery software. Furthermore, there are some manual embroidery stitches as well. Today, we will be looking at some of the important machine embroidery stitches. This information will help you to learn more about machine embroidery. Before we move on, you will have to talk about the usage and the difference between the major stitches.

What is Embroidery Stitch?

The embroidery stitch is also known as embroidery swing. There are many different kinds of embroidery swings available. In addition to this, each needle drops is count as a number of stitches. This means that if there are one thousand stitches on a design, then the needle will drop one thousand times. Furthermore, it is also one of the easy methods to get information about the number of needle drops on the design. For your information, the number count is very significant because the pricing and timing are dependent on the number of stitches. Keeping all this in view, you can say that stitch and embroidery are inter-related.

Now, we will be looking at different kind of stitches to increase knowledge and to work properly and without any problem:

Satin Stitch

The satin stitch is also called jump stitch. This stitch runs like a left-right-left-right technique. Moreover, it is one of the most used stitches in embroidery. It is one of the nice and finest stitches ever that you can use to complete your task. If you are having a straight object that is less than one cm, then you should use satin stitches.

This stitch is a series of flat stitches that completely cover a section of background fabric. You can also execute the narrow rows of satin stitch on a standard sewing machine using a zigzag stitch or a special satin stitch foot.

The machine made satin stitch is to outline and attach appliques to the ground fabric. It is also having different variants as listed below:

Brick: In this, alternate rows of the satin stitches are offset by half of the stitch length. It works in several related colors and it allows stepped shading. It is also called a beadwork technique.

Bourdon: It is a tight space decorative stitch type for monograms and decorative purposes.

Encroaching: In this, the top of each row of stitches is set between the bottoms of stitches on the previous row.

Padded: Here the shapes are filled with rows of small running stitches that converts to satin stitches later.

Long and Short: This is for fine shading. In the first row of satin stitches, every other stitch is half the length of its neighbor. Furthermore, the subsequent rows in related colors are of the same length.

Tatami Stitch

It is also known as a fill stitch. To fill big space objects, we use the fill stitch. When an object is larger than 1 cm, then tatami stitch is the right option to choose. It is also one of the best stitches that provides you great aesthetic appeal. Mainly the shape of tatami is different in appearance than a satin stitch but at the same time it is smooth.  In addition to this, you can customize the tatami effects on different angles and shapes.

Zigzag Stitch

This is like a left-right zigzag stitch. This type resembles with the satin stitch but the only difference is that the satin is like straight one line angle whereas the zigzag stitch goes like angle to angle. Remember that if the spacing between the stitches is very close, then this will look satin. You can only differentiate between the two stitches when there is enough spacing in case of a zigzag. Hope now you are aware of the key difference between the two stitches.


Cross Stitch

Last but not least, various kinds of embroidery designs use this stitch type. There are many kinds of cross stitch available. The list includes a half cross, full cross, quarter cross, etc. For your information, the full cross stitch is one of the most used stitches in hand embroidery.


Hope now you are aware of the different type of the stitches in the machine as well as hand embroidery. This knowledge is essential so that you can pick the right option according to your design requirements.

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