Working the Fly Stitch into Your Embroidery

Fly stitch is a fundamental surface weaving join that you can work independently, as a dispersed filling, or in lines. You can likewise work it with a few varieties, making it valuable for sewing diverse sorts of lines with cleaner and fewer stitches.

fly stitch

Each fly line is made out of two join — a level long stitch, which turns into a V, and a vertical attaching line.

To work a solitary fly line, bring the needle up through the texture (point 1) and after that down a short separation away (point 2), leaving a circle on the surface of the texture.

Bring the needle up through the texture once more; simply over the focal point of the circle you simply made (point 3).

As you bring the needle up through the circle, pull the string until the point when the circle ends up rigid, shaping a V. Be mindful so as not to pull it excessively tight, nonetheless, or it will pull in the texture also.

Embed the needle into the texture on the contrary side of the circle (point 4), attaching it set up.


The standard variant of fly join makes a V shape, however, the level of the edge on the line can change by modifying the dispersing.

A fundamental fly join additionally as a rule puts the point specifically focused between the open side of the line, yet you can be somewhat more adaptable with that as required. For instance, you can bring the needle up through the texture and circle of weaving floss to one side or left of the primary line. Force the circle tight and complete the attaching join to make a significantly more intense and calculated stitch.
As opposed to a minor attaching fasten, you can utilize an any longer attaching line to give the fly line somewhat of a tail. The inside model above has a 1/8in attaching stitch, yet you can even make it longer so it is equivalent long to the "arms" that reach out above it.

For a gentler look, you can make an adjusted shape. This is some of the time called scallop join and it is only a minor departure from fly stitch. Rather than pulling the circle of string tight, enable it to lay on the surface of the texture and bit, shaping a bend.

You can likewise shape this stitch in two hues. String two needles with various shades of weaving floss and utilize one for sewing the even circle join and the other for the vertical attaching stitch.

Tips for Use

Fly stitch can be valuable for weaving modest shapes and edges since you can pull it to a point that different join doesn't generally make as neatly. Regularly this implies utilizing fewer stitches too.

This line is useful for making hide or plumes on creatures or surface on fir trees. Whenever adjusted, it's additionally ideal for sewing modest grins or expressive eyes.

A line of fly joins one next to the other makes a great fringe. You can utilize the standard variant to make a crisscross or the adjusted rendition to make a scallop outskirt. Have a go at consolidating the adjusted form with straight stitches to make a great postage stamp fringe.

Take a stab at utilizing this line as fill by dissipating it all alone or with different lines.

The more you utilize fly stitch, the more you'll discover new and valuable approaches to make this piece of your weaving!