Frequent question: How do you make embroidery flat?

What is the flat stitch in embroidery?

The flat stitching (or understitching) is sewn to keep facings and linings from peaking out, especially around necklines and armholes and around the waist on a lined skirt to stop the lining riding up. It also means that when turned and pressed, the seam line tends to favor the inside of the garment.

What is a flat seam?

Definition of flat-fell seam

: a strong seam with two lines of stitching showing on the right side that is produced by folding one raw edge under the other and stitching it flat or slip-stitching it on the wrong side.

How do you do textured embroidery?

Here are just a few ways you can begin to play with enhancing the composition of your hand embroidery projects to include more texture.

  1. Choose a textured fabric. …
  2. Use 3D objects. …
  3. Stitch with a variety of threads and fibers. …
  4. Embroider on non-woven surfaces. …
  5. Try hand appliqué. …
  6. Use dimensional stitches.
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