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Embroidery Video Tutorial: Double Chain Stitch


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The double chain stitch is a variation of the chain stitch. It creates a band of interlocking triangle-shaped chain stitches. The stitch works well in straight lines and on gentle curves.

Double Chain Stitch Video Tutorial

In the photo above, the double chain stitch is worked in a variegated green #12 perle cotton, on yellow linen. The line is curved and tapers to a point. The double chain stitch can be worked in this manner as a very open filling stitch in gently curved shapes.

Double Chain Stitch Video Tutorial

Double chain stitch can also be worked as a band, line, or border stitch. It works well for seam treatments on crazy quilts, and can be further embellished with other stitches.

Here’s the video for the double chain stitch:

If you’d like more instruction on various hand embroidery stitches, feel free to check out my whole collection of embroidery stitch videos here on Needle ‘n Thread!

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