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Attached Fly Stitch

Attached fly stitch is a variation of the Y shaped fly stitch. It can be used to fill leaves or to embroider pretty borders.

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To stitch this, you will need to know how to stitch the fly stitch first. This is stitched between 3 parallel vertical lines.

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Bring the needle up at A (line 1). Go down at B (line 3) and come back up at C (line 2). The working thread is below the needle.

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Make a very short stitch from C to D by going down at D and coming back up at E.

This is the Fly stitch. If more such stitches are added below it, then the stitch is called attached fly stitch.

Attached-fly-stitch-hand-embroidery-tutorialsNow just like step 1, go down at F and come back up at D while the needle is below the working line.

Attached-fly-stitch-hand-embroidery-tutorialsAt this stage, it will look like this. Make a short stitch from D to G. Go down at G and come back up at H.

Attached-fly-stitch-hand-embroidery-tutorialsRepeat till you reach the desired length.

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The backside is also pretty and looks like this. This stitch requires a lot of thread. So if you are using it to fill large spaces, buy enough thread especially if it is a rare color.

Attached-fly-stitch-hand-embroidery-tutorialsThe completed work will look like this.

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