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Working the Chevron Stitch
Chevron Stitch

Working the Chevron Stitch

© Cheryl C. Fall, Licensed to About.com
The chevron stitch is a surface embroidery stitch worked using long diagonal stitches topped with a horizontal cap stitch.

This stitch can be used in straight rows and bands. It can also be stitches along a curved edge if guide lines are carefully marked on the fabric.

To work the chevron stitch, bring your needle up through the fabric at the lower left and take a horizontal stitch (1-2).

Bring the needle up through the fabric again, centered below the stitch you just made, and work a diagonal stitch to the upper right (3-4).

Bring the needle through the fabric and make another horizontal stitch (5-6).

Work a diagonal stitch from the top to the bottom left (7) and repeat to make a row of chevron stitches the desired length.

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