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Chevron Stitch Video Tutorial


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The Chevron Stitch is used in hand embroidery to work decorative bands and seam embellishments. The stitch is made up of a zig-zag line, much like the herringbone stitch, only the diagonal stitches don’t cross over each other, and each peak sports a little straight stitch “cap” at its tip.

Chevron Stitch Video Tutorial

The chevron stitch is quite simple to work. In the video, I’m working from left to right between two parallel lines, but the stitch can also be worked from right to left, or vertically. I’m working on an even-weave linen, which makes the stitch even easier, but it can be worked on plain weave as well. The stitch is more suitable to straight lines than curves, but you can play around with it to see how it takes curves for you. It will take gentle curves well, but in order for it to look nice, it helps to think out the spacing in advance.

You can make up composite bands with it (that is, layering the stitches), and get creative with spacing and height. You can find more images of the Chevron Stitch in my mini-sampler here.

Here’s the video:

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  1. This woman is AMAZING I had no clue how to do embroidery.But now I think i’m a pro!I have told all of my friends about this web site and they all LOVE it!Thank you so much this is the best!

  2. Srj

    Yes its amazing,every stich and all the organizing part of it.what makes her so amazing is just the thought of giving and shearing all this information and tips ,ideas with the world.

    love you and thank you so much!!

  3. J’aime la broderie Hardanger et toutes les catégories de broderie que vous nous présentez.
    I’de like to know how to turn the chevron stich. Tanks
    Excuse my english.

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