An Embroidery Tutorial
I’ve recently been making pincushions, using up scraps of fabric and threads. I commented on facebook & twitter how I was assembling them using glove stitch. This started quite a flurry of comments wanting to know what glove stitch was and how to do it.
Glove Stitch is quite literally the stitching used to assemble gloves. It is a strong and neat stitch used to join layers. As it is more a functional than decorative stitch I prefer to use a coordinating thread. However to add clarity to the images I have used a contrasting thread. Similar stitches are Bosnian Stitch and French Glove Stitch.
The layers can be sandwiched together (Fig 1), butted together (Fig 2) or at right angles (Fig 3).
Here is a quick tutorial.
Secure the thread at wrong side of top layer. Bring needle up at (A). Insert needle into bottom layer at (B).
*Bring needle up on top layer at (C).
Insert needle back into bottom layer at (B).
Bring needle up again on the top layer at (C).
At this point (C) becomes (A).
Insert needle into bottom layer at (B).
Repeat from *
This post was first published here on 8th May, 2011.