Star Embroidery Stitch : 7 ways

how to embroder a star

A star is a hope – the hope of a sparkle. The way we depict a star is its shine. The shape we have in our mind of a star has nothing to do with the reality of a star. Though we know it, we still believe in that shine.

Every one learns to draw a star at one point or the other – have you tried to embroider it? Here are some easy ways.

The ordinary star

You can stitch the star the same way that you draw it. Make 5 dots as in the picture below and then connect the dots.

star stitch

star stitch

Star Embroidery Stitch : 7 ways

Star Embroidery Stitch : 7 ways

Star Embroidery Stitch : 7 ways

Star Embroidery Stitch : 7 ways

 

Filled star

Fill the star with straight stitches in an alternate manner.

Star Embroidery Stitch : 7 ways

Star Embroidery Stitch : 7 ways

Bigger star

To make a bigger star, draw equidistant lines such that their length is equal to the distance between the first and last lines. (ie A-C = A-B)

Star Embroidery Stitch : 7 ways

Follow the sequence shown in the picture below:

Step 1 Take a stich from E to C .

star embroider

Step 2 Take a stich from J to G.

Star Embroidery Stitch : 7 ways

Step 3 Go from J to L.

Star Embroidery Stitch : 7 ways

Step 4 Come up at E and Take a stich from E to D .

Star Embroidery Stitch : 7 ways

Step 5 Come up at L and go to G .

Star Embroidery Stitch : 7 ways

Step 6 Take a stich from D to G.

Star Embroidery Stitch : 7 ways

Step 7 Come up at C and take the stitch to G.

Star Embroidery Stitch : 7 ways

There are many other simple ways to embroider the sparkle of stars.

Upright cross stitch – star

Make simple running stitches and then come up perpendicular to it to make a plus in a continuous way.

Star Embroidery Stitch : 7 ways

Like this.

Star Embroidery Stitch : 7 ways

Star Stitch

This is the original star stitch, by the way.

Make a plus stitch first, then add cross stitch and then make another smaller cross stitch in the middle.

how to embroider a star

4 legged knot stitch

You can sew a a 4 legged knotted stitch to denote the stars. Learn more knot stitches here.

Star Embroidery Stitch : 7 ways

Ermine stitch

star stitch

It is made this way – take a straight stitch and then come up on its left. Take the stitch at the bottom of your straight stitch as in the picture below.

Star Embroidery Stitch : 7 ways

Then go to the other side of the straight stitch to form the star.

Star Embroidery Stitch : 7 ways

Star Embroidery Stitch : 7 ways

Related posts : Hand embroidery stitches; FAQ on how to learn hand embroidery; How to embroider on clothes

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