Learn satin, padded satin and long & short stitch here. The step-by-step photos and description are the slide deck on the left. The same stitch is taught as a video in the box on the right.

Padded satin stitch
Padded satin stitch

Make beautifully rounded, 3D stitched shapes like this! Follow the sequence next.

Padded satin 1/9
Padded satin 1/9

Split stitch around your finished shape. Draw a small circle inside this, and bring up your needle.

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Padded satin 9/9

Keep the stitches very neat and parallel. This is the visible top layer, supported by all the others underneath. Work to one edge, then start again in the middle to complete the other side.

Padded satin stitch
Padded satin stitch

Make beautifully rounded, 3D stitched shapes like this! Follow the sequence next.

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Long & short stitch
Long & short stitch

Naturalistic shading can be achieved using long and short stitches which 'split' the previous row. Learn how in the following sequence

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Long & short 1/14

Split stich around your shape, in this case, a leaf. It's helpful to draw on the leaf veins to keep your stitch direction consistent. Bring your yarn up an inch above the point of the leaf. Angle your needle 45 degrees underneath the point.

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Long & short 14/14

Finish off with a stem stitch spine.

Long & short stitch
Long & short stitch

Naturalistic shading can be achieved using long and short stitches which 'split' the previous row. Learn how in the following sequence

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More tutorials on these pages:

Outline stitches here

Decorative stitches here