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My name is Kassie Scribner, a user experience designer//letterer living in the not so wild west (also known as Salt Lake City, UT). I have many loves in my life, but the ones that reach the top of my list are design (that's a given), cats, mid-century modern furniture, cycling, skiing, and Doctor Who. 

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Modern Sampler Pattern

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Modern Sampler Pattern

I am so excited for you to be stitching this hoop! This pattern uses eight stitches, and you will find step by step instructions for them on the following pages. The stitches you’ll be using are: stem stitch, back stitch, satin stitch, fly stitch, whipped back stitch, threaded back stitch, and french knot.

 

You will be turn a simple pattern into a fun modern design for your home using these stitches, and any color of threads you would like! 

Once you are done stitching your hoop, you can choose how to close your hoop by either backing it with fabric, or letting your stitches show through. 

Second, for each part of this hoop, you will be splitting your six strand thread to three strands. That will allow for more delicate looking stitches and will also allow you to finish the hoop with enough thread.

 

**Please do not sell your finished hoop or distribute the pattern. Thanks in advance!**

 

Back Stitch

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This stitch is used to fill in the lettering. The brick stitch is a great one to use when wanting to fill in larger spaces! To start your stitch, make a single, straight stitch as long or short as you want, but I suggest 1/4”. Continue along your pattern line, but come up a space ahead and bring your needle back down into the same hole at the end of the last stitch you made. To fill the pattern space, repeat the stitch, but shifting the stitch up half way, do it resembles a brick (see above for example).

 

Stem Stitch

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To start, bring the thread to the front of the fabric. With your thread out of the way of your needle, take the needle about ¼ inch to the right and re-emerge half way between where your stitch started, and where the thread went in. Pull the thread through. Repeat and continue along the line, keeping the tension even and the stitches the same length. Stitches that are close together make a tight line, ones that are farther away make a looser line. This stitch is used for the holly wreath stem. It is great to use for flower stems, outlines, lettering, etc.

 

Fly Stitch

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For this stitch, bring the needle up through the fabric and then down a short distance away, leaving a loop on top of the fabric. Bring the needle up through the fabric again, just above the center of the loop you just made.

As you bring the needle up through the loop, pull the thread until the loop becomes taut, forming a V. Be careful not to pull it too tight, however, or it will pull in the fabric as well.

Insert the needle into the fabric on the opposite side of the loop, tacking it in place. You can make this final stitch as long or short as you would like. If it is a longer stitch, you will have more space in-between the “v” shape. 

 

Satin Stitch

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To start the satin stitch, bring the needle up through the fabric at your starting point. Insert the needle again across from your original entry point, on the opposite side of the shape you are filling. Bring the needle up on the side of the shape where you started and go back down on the opposite side. Repeat the process to make additional stitches, always coming up and going back down on the opposite side from where your needle came up or went down. 

One way to make the satin stitch easier, is to do a back stitch on the outside of the shape you want to stitch, and then use that as a guide for your horizontal stitches. 

 

French Knot

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To start, bring your thread to the front. Hold the thread firmly between your left index finger and thumb and away from the fabric. With the needle pointed away from the fabric, wrap the thread over and around the needle with your left hand (wrapping twice makes for a smaller knot, and three for a larger one, etc.). Pass your needle back through your fabric from front to back. Pull the needle all the way back through your fabric, and slowly pull through the remaining floss. The french knot is used here to make the berries!

 

Chain Stitch

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To begin a chain stitch, bring the needle up through the fabric at your starting point. Insert the needle again at the starting point and bring the tip up through the fabric a short distance away. Place the working thread behind the needle and pull the needle through the loop. Repeat the process to make additional stitches, and end the length by making a small, anchoring straight stitch at the end of the final loop to secure it in place.

 

Threaded Back Stitch

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Start with doing a backstitch on your pattern line to lay the foundation. Take another thread color, and bring it through the fabric at the starting point of the back stitch. Pass the needle under the back stitch from A to B, side to side. Repeat this under each of the back stitch foundation stitches until you reach the end.

 

Whipped Back Stitch

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Start with doing a backstitch on your pattern line to lay the foundation. Take another thread color, and bring it through the fabric at the starting point of the back stitch. Pass the needle under the back stitch from A to B, side to side. Repeat this under each of the back stitch foundation stitches until you reach the end.

 
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Happy stitching!

When you are working on your hoop, make sure to share your progress and final product on Instagram with #ladyscribstitches!

If you have any questions, feel free to email me at hello@ladyscrib.com