Portuguese Border Stitch

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Portuguese border stitch is a pretty border stitch in which diagonal stitches are woven on a base of straight stitches.

portuguese border stitch hand embroidery tutorials

Stitch a base of straight stitches.

portuguese border stitch hand embroidery tutorials

We will be making 3 satin stitches between 1 and 2.

Bring needle up near 1. Pass needle under 2 and then 1. This order is important.

portuguese border stitch hand embroidery tutorials

For the second satin stitch, repeat the same – Pass needle under 2 and then 1.

portuguese border stitch hand embroidery tutorials

For the 3rd satin stitch, pass needle only under 2. Now we are ready to stitch the diagonal stitches.

portuguese border stitch hand embroidery tutorials

We will be stitching 2 diagonal stitches.

For the first diagonal stitch, pass needle under 3 and then 2.

portuguese border stitch hand embroidery tutorials

For second diagonal stitch, pass needle only under 3.

portuguese border stitch hand embroidery tutorials

Repeat the same till the end.

portuguese border stitch hand embroidery tutorials

In a similar way, add diagonal stitches on the other side.

portuguese border stitch hand embroidery tutorials

portuguese border stitch hand embroidery tutorials

Completed look.

portuguese border stitch hand embroidery tutorials

portuguese border stitch hand embroidery tutorials

portuguese border stitch hand embroidery tutorials

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