Why is my satin stitch loose?

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.

How do I improve my satin stitch?

Some tips for super satin stitch

  1. Use a good quality floss. …
  2. 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. …
  3. Make sure the outline of your shape is nice and clear and unambiguous. …
  4. Use a hoop.

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.

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