Basic satin stitch is an easy filling stitch that can be used to fill smaller areas that are not to be raised, and has also been called the flat satin stitch due to its lack of padding.
Other variations of the satin stitch include the long & short satin stitch, padded satin stitch (the inside area of the shape is padded with seed stitch, multiiple layers of satin stitch, or an outline stitch filling), outlined satin stitch and shaded satin stitch.
To work the basic satin stitch, bring the needle up through the fabric at your starting point.
Insert the needle again across from your original entry point, on the opposite side of the shape your are filling.
Repeat the process to make additional stitches.
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