Embroidery for Beginners: Blanket Stitch for garments

Today I am bringing home a tutorial I did a while ago for Jenn over at A Jenniune Life. I hope you enjoy it!


I was so thrilled when Jenn asked me to be a part of this series!

Then the panic set in.

I am not a strong hand-sewer. Truth be told, I avoid it at all costs. But then I started to think about all the work I admire and realized what made them all special was the little extra hand-sewn goodness added by the person, usually to show how very much they care.

So, if you are like me, come and start at the beginning. We’ll do it slow and take baby steps, together.

Today I am demonstrating the “Blanket Stitch” on a fleece pullover that I made (see tutorial here).


::some embroidery thread::

::a large needle::

::a garment that needs a little detailing::

Step 1:

step1m Do not knot the thread, and pull it through from the inside out.

Step 2:

step2m Hold the garment with the right side facing you. Take the needle and insert it to the Left of the first stitch. Make sure to leave a little loop.

Step 3:

step3m Put the needle through (from the back, going away from you) the loop.

Step 4:

step4m Repeat.

step5m And Again.

Step 5:

step6m When you reach the place you started, put the needle through the first vertical stitch. Knot in the back. Cut the hanging thread, and you’re done!

Step 6:

finishm Do it to the sleeves!

Step 7:

finishsmilem Place on sassy child and admire your hard work!

I hope you enjoyed that little tutorial. I know this has inspired me to step out of my comfort zone, and try something new. And you know what?

I like it!

Thanks, Jenn, for including me in this fantastic series.

2 thoughts on “Embroidery for Beginners: Blanket Stitch for garments

  1. That is fun. I have never done the blanket stitch and might have to try it out now! 🙂

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