Sinhalese Chain Stitch

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Sinhalese chain stitch is a variation of the square chain stitch / open chain stitch. This stitch creates a quick and simple two-toned border.

Sinhalese chain stitch-chain stitch variation-hand embroidery tutorials

Anchor the base to fabric like shown below.

Sinhalese chain stitch-chain stitch variation-hand embroidery tutorials

The base will have two parallel lines hanging down.

Sinhalese chain stitch-chain stitch variation-hand embroidery tutorials

Bring the second color thread at A. Pass the needle under the base like shown below.

Sinhalese chain stitch-chain stitch variation-hand embroidery tutorials

Go down at B and come up at C.

Sinhalese chain stitch-chain stitch variation-hand embroidery tutorials

Repeat by passing needle under base stitches. Then go down at D and come back up at E.

Sinhalese chain stitch-chain stitch variation-hand embroidery tutorials

Repeat.

Sinhalese chain stitch-chain stitch variation-hand embroidery tutorials

Finished look.

Sinhalese chain stitch-chain stitch variation-hand embroidery tutorials

Sinhalese chain stitch-chain stitch variation-hand embroidery tutorials

Sinhalese chain stitch-chain stitch variation-hand embroidery tutorials

Sinhalese chain stitch-chain stitch variation-hand embroidery tutorials

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