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Decorative Stitches

decorative stitches,

Decorative Stitches are a way to embellish the fabric. Most sewing machines have a nice selection of decorative stitches but even the basic stitches can look effective in contrasting thread. Any combination of stitches can be used whether it be straight lines or randomly squiggled over the fabric. A straight line of stitches top-stitched along the edge can make a prominent border.

Tools to help you:

  • border guide foot for your sewing machine
  • stabilizer

Click HERE for Heidi Ho patterns that teach you decorative stitches

Technique Tip! A twin needle can introduce two different coloured threads, shadowing each other for an outstanding effect.