Embroidery Stitches- very nice detail on stitches

This is how you get really smooth, lovely satin stitches. Outline in split or chain stitch, fill in the area with chain or long & short stitches, and then do the satin stitch. The underlying stitches support the satin stitch and help it to lay smoothly.

Embroidery stitches.

Even if you prefer to sew by machine, there will come times when hand stitching is your best option. Hand stitching is usually preferred for finishing waistbands, linings, and hems, when you want to achieve a flawless finish.

chain stitch rick rack

Chain stitch -- another variation, sort of zig-zags. I had no idea there were so many ways to do chain stitch!

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