How would YOU like to become a Blanket Stitch Whiz? One of the most common questions I receive is, "How do you get your stitches so even?" Well, my normal reply is practice, practice, practice, and although that is true, over the years, I have developed some habits that have helped me improve my blanket stitching. And, let's face it, the blanket stitch IS the most important stitch when working with felt. It can be used as decoration, as an edging to prevent the edge from stretching, or as a means of sewing 2 pieces of felt together as a seam. Truly, a worthy stitch to practice :)
In this series, I will be sharing tips on how to make the most of your blanket stitch. Although blanket stitching can be done with yarn, pearl cotton, embroidery floss, or any type of sewing and embroidery thread, for our tutorial, we will be using 6 strand embroidery floss.
So, if you'd like to learn how to make a blanket stitch, or if you are just looking for suggestions for making uniform stitches, creating neat corners, or starting and stopping, make sure you have some scrap felt, assorted sizes of embroidery needles, and some 6 strand embroidery floss on hand, and stitch along with us. We will share our first tutorial on the blanket stitch later in the week :)