Blanket Stitch Whiz

Blanket Stitch Whiz

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

Kimara

9 Comments

  1. I am so excited you will be teaching us how to blanket stitch better. I always look at your stitching and feel so inadaquate, hehe. I’m not expecting my stuff to look like yours, but I would love to make something I wouldn’t mind showing a close up like you always do. Got my materials together already. Ready to go when you are!!!

    1. I just love to do embroidery in my spare time. I am now learning how to net thanks for sharing you lovely designs.

  2. I am so excited to get your tips on blanket stitching! I’m loving all the tutorials you offer…I actually know what I’m doing with my knitting, and now my blanket stitching is going to look a whole lot better. Thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Oh wow, I’m so happy that you are going to do a tutorial on the blanket stitch. I have an awful time with it. I can’t wait to see your tips and tricks. Thanks so much.

  4. I had taught myself how to do the blanket stitch when I first tried to make your little gnome sleeping bag. But I still haven’t tried to do it on top of a flat surface instead of finished edges. I’m looking forward to your tutorial! And thanks for all that you share here, your site has been such a wealth of information and inspiration ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Ooh excellent ๐Ÿ™‚ i have tried this stitch but it didn’t look anything like in your pictures… looking forward to it!

  6. I am so glad to find your site as I make blankets for Project Linus and wanted a different way of finishing the edges of cute fleece and this is something I can do while keeping my hubby company in front of the tv. Thank you.

    1. Kimara
      Author

      You are so welcome and what a wonderful organization your are supporting. You have my admiration and thanks for the work you do. I always craft next to my husband. It is wonderful to have such delightful company! ((hugs)) ~Kimara~

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