Heavy Chain Stitch

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Heavy chain stitch or thick chain stitch is a chain stitch variation. Since it is thicker and heavier than the regular chain, it can be used to embroider border and outlines.

Knowing how to stitch the reverse chain stitch will definitely be helpful.

Heavy chain stitch - thick chain stitch - hand embroidery tutorials

Make a small straight stitch like shown below and bring needle back up a little distance away.

Heavy chain stitch - thick chain stitch - hand embroidery tutorials

Lace needle through the straight stitch.

Heavy chain stitch - thick chain stitch - hand embroidery tutorials

Complete the chain by going down at the same spot.

Heavy chain stitch - thick chain stitch - hand embroidery tutorials

Come back up again a little further away.

Heavy chain stitch - thick chain stitch - hand embroidery tutorials

Lace needle through both the chain and the straight stitch.

In Hungarian braided chain stitch, we will lace the needle only through the chain and not the straight stitch.

Heavy chain stitch - thick chain stitch - hand embroidery tutorials

Complete chain by going back down at the same spot and repeat the steps.

Heavy chain stitch - thick chain stitch - hand embroidery tutorials

Heavy chain stitch - thick chain stitch - hand embroidery tutorials

Finished look.

Heavy chain stitch - thick chain stitch - hand embroidery tutorials

This stitch can be worked in a straight line as well as in curves.
Heavy chain stitch - thick chain stitch - hand embroidery tutorials

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