Why is my satin stitch loose?
Use the correct fabric.
If the weave in the fabric is too loose there will not be enough placement for the needle and your satin stitches wont be able to slot in nicely next to each other. Use either a high count (200 count) cotton muslin /batiste or a min of 1400 HC linen.
How do you get a smooth satin stitch?
Some tips for super satin stitch
- Use a good quality floss. …
- I usually like to work with two strands, and personally would be unlikely to use more than three for a nice smooth stitch – but that really is a matter of choice. …
- Make sure the outline of your shape is nice and clear and unambiguous. …
- Use a hoop.
How many threads should I use for satin stitch?
For starters I like to use 2 strands of floss as much as possible. Of course in some of my patterns it may call for 1 thread or 3 threads at times, but my preference is to use 2. I find that this is the easiest way to work to achieve a neat finish, less tangles and generally a better stitching experience.
What needle do you use for satin stitch?
I tend to use black or white. That keeps it simple. I’m going to use a Microtex needle but this time because the thread is thicker, I’m going to use a size 80/12 which is the same size that I would use to piece quilt tops.