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Chain Stitch Tutorial

Chain stitch is a versatile stitch in so much that you can create different effects by playing with the length of stitch and how tight you pull the loop. Chain stitch is a good stitch to use if you want to create thicker lines. While I have put this stitch in the 'outline category', chain stitch is also a useful filling stitch which can add some lovely texture to your piece.

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Here are a couple of examples where I've used chain stitch....

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Chain stitch is also used to make up the sweet little flower motif called Lazy Daisy, where each single chain stitch is sewn from a centre point.