Here’s a video for the heavy chain stitch used in hand embroidery. The heavy chain stitch creates a more solid chain stitch line that is quite smooth and that looks like a tightly worked braid. It can be used practically anywhere you would use a regular chain stitch line.
The heavy chain stitch works fine on straight lines, and gently and tight curves. In the photo above, the green scalloped line is worked in the heavy chain stitch.
The heavy chain stitch works really well for embroidering text, too. You can find this tutorial for embroidering text with heavy chain stitch in my hand embroidered lettering lessons.
Here’s the video for the heavy chain stitch. I hope you find it useful!
If you’re looking for other hand embroidery stitch videos, feel free to check out my whole collection of embroidery how-to videos here on Needle ‘n Thread!