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Working the Single and Double Seed Stitch
Working the Single and Double Seed Stitch

Working the Single and Double Seed Stitch

© Cheryl C. Fall, Licensed to About.com

The Single Seed Stitch and Double Seed Stitch are basic embroidery stitches that can be used as a light filling, or to work the raised or padded satin stitch. Both versions of the stitch are worked in the same manner.

To work a Single Seed Stitch like those shown to the left in the diagram, bring the needle up through the fabric and down again a short distance from the entry point. This stitch can be as long or as short as you prefer, although longer stitches are not preferred as this stitch is meant to be small.

To work the Double Seed Stitch like those shown near the needle to the right in the diagram, make a single seed stitch, and then bring the needle up through the fabric again next to the first stitch. Insert the needle into the embroidery fabric to make a second stitch alongside the first stitch.

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