Outlining Shapes With Split Stitch

018One important lesson I learned last fall was to outline shapes I want to fill with split stitch instead of backstitch. Theoretically I knew that was how it should be done, I just didn’t know why.

It turns out that when you look at them really closely, split stitch is way flatter than back stitch, as you can see by my crude drawing:

backstitchvssplit stitch

Having that smooth, even line to tuck your stitches over makes a huge difference in how smooth your edges look.

And now you know!

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