Hello!  I am excited to share another embroidery project with you today–one that is as colorful and fun as it is easy.  Really.  I know that I have shared about statin stitch a few times here on the blog.  Check out this post, and this and this.  If you can’t tell I really like satin stitch.  It is easy, quick, and allows you to really show off all the wonderful colors that embroidery floss comes in.

This is probably the easiest, and quickest satin stitch project I have made so far.  It is also the most straight forward.

And so, grab your embroidery supplies, and let’s get stitching.

Supplies:
Neutral Background Fabric
Iron-on Interfacing
Magic Marker
Boldly Colored Embroidery Floss
Embroidery Hoop
Needle, Scissors

I hate to say it–but I did this project while on vacation, and I got to chatting with my sister, who was also embroidering, and I failed to take many progress pictures.  But, like I said this is a simple project.

Here’s what I did:
First, iron on interfacing to the back of your neutral fabric.  This will give it some strength when you start stitch.
Then, draw out your shape.  As you can see, it’s super simple, just a star with a line down each arm.
Next, start stitching!  A satin stitch is a long stitch that starts at one edge and goes clear across to the other.  The goal of satin stitch is to fill in an area completely.  If you look closely you can see that I started stitching at the center and worked my way down each arm.
Well…and that’s it!

I simple project, but I love the results.  Don’t you?

I thought the center was especially cool, so I took two pictures of it.

And there you have it!  I hope you give satin stitch a try–but be careful.  It’s habit forming!
Thanks for stopping by,

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