Straight Stitch Join

Structural Category

Flat

Specific Usage

Join

Other Names

 

Comments

This join forms Z-shaped figures with space between them.

Diagrams 

This join looks like a decorative seam in that very little space is visible between the two sides. The space shown in the diagrams is for clarity only. The Z on the face formed by the Straight stitches is the same on the reverse.

1.

Face

2.

Face

Slide the needle inside the fold on the left side and come up on the face at A a quarter of an inch left of the fold and three quarters of an inch down from the top.Go down at B (through both layers) and come up at C (through both layers).

Go in at B (through both layers) and come up at A (through both layers).

3.

Face

4.

Reverse

Go to the reverse at D (through both layers).

Turn the work to the reverse. Go inside the fold at A. Slide the needle between the two layers for three quarters of an inch. With the needle still between the two layers turn the work to the face.

5.

Face

 

Come out at E on the face (E is three quarters of an inch below A). Using E as a new A, repeat Steps 1 through 5.

Diagram source: Gaynel Kline, reprinted by permission.



Bibliographic Sources

Stitch Identification Group