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Poinsettia Flower Stitch Along – Bullion Stitch

All of the information for stitching this fabulous poinsettia Sampler is now available as a PDF for FREE… See the bottom of the post for details…

So today is all about stitching a Bullion Stitch.

This stitch has many different names and is based around twisting a thread around a sewing needle to create the stitch.

It looks great on its own but is partcicularly beautiful when working in to a flower.

Bullion Stitch

The 7 individual Bullion Stitches included in this pattern are a perfect way of experimenting and perfecting your abilities with stitching a Bullion.

Bullion Stitch tutorial

To stitch, come out at 1 and in at 2 (the length you want the bullion stitch to be) leaving a large loop. Come back up at 3 (which is where you came up at 1 as well).

Wrap the thread from the loop around the needle (step 4), push the wraps together and see if you have enough to cover the length of the stitch.

Keep the wraps together using your finger (step 5) and pull the needle through, pull through, shortening the thread and take the needle back in at 6 and continue to pull the remaining thread through to form the knot.

It takes a bit of practice and patience but after all 7 you should have a good idea of how to make a nice Bullion Stitch!

Well done!


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