Raised Stem Stitch Band

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Raised stem stitch band, a variation of the stem stitch is a 3D embroidery stitch that can be used to embroider a monogram or add texture to surface embroidery. It is quite simple and can be done by  beginners.

raised stem stitch band - hand embroidery monogram tutorials - 3D embroidery

Add a base of straight stitches

raised stem stitch band - hand embroidery monogram tutorials - 3D embroidery

This is a weaving stitch so the fabric will not be plucked when the stem stitches are done. Knowing how to stitch the stem stitch will be helpful.

Add stem stitches like shown below.

raised stem stitch band - hand embroidery monogram tutorials - 3D embroidery

raised stem stitch band - hand embroidery monogram tutorials - 3D embroidery

Complete that row and anchor to fabric.

raised stem stitch band - hand embroidery monogram tutorials - 3D embroidery

Start the next row.

raised stem stitch band - hand embroidery monogram tutorials - 3D embroidery

Pack rows till the base stitches are completely covered.

raised stem stitch band - hand embroidery monogram tutorials - 3D embroidery

Completed work.

raised stem stitch band - hand embroidery monogram tutorials - 3D embroidery

This stitch works well with curves also. Note how the curve is not the same width throughout.

raised stem stitch band - hand embroidery monogram tutorials - 3D embroidery

Add the stem stitches. Note how the base stitch is almost covered in some places but still clearly visible in some places.

raised stem stitch band - hand embroidery monogram tutorials - 3D embroidery

When you have a design that calls for uneven curves, add additional rows of stitches in the thicker area. Start the rows like shown below and add few rows of stitches in the wider area.

raised stem stitch band - hand embroidery monogram tutorials - 3D embroidery

raised stem stitch band - hand embroidery monogram tutorials - 3D embroidery

Then add more rows throughout so that the additional threads are in the middle and doesn’t stand out.

raised stem stitch band - hand embroidery monogram tutorials - 3D embroidery

Pretty isn’t it?

raised stem stitch band - hand embroidery monogram tutorials - 3D embroidery

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