By Lindee Goodall

Bean Stitch

Three stitches placed back and forth between two points. Often used for outlining because it eliminates the need for repeatedly digitizing a single running stitch outline.

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Embroidery Tip

  • Your embroidery is not finished until the last trimming is done. Use tweezers to pull up the thread on the front and snip closely to the fabric. The tension will stretch the thread and after clipping will disappear into the fabric. Leave thread tails on the back 1/4” to 1/2” long to prevent raveling. Trimming too closely can cut lock stitches.


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