Wednesday 6 November 2013

Anatomy of a stitch - bullion stitch

This stitch can be tricky at first, but practise will make you a pro in no time. As since it is such a unique stitch, I think it's well worth the effort!

Bring the needle up through the fabric where you want the bullion stitch to attach to.
Push the needle through the fabric about 1/4" away from where you came up. (Do not pull your needle all the way through.) This should be placed where you want the stitch to end. Bring your needle up through your original hole. Again, leave your needle woven in the fabric.

 we wrap thread around a needle  how many times you want so the stitch to have a good lent

Hold the wraps against your fabric with the thumb of one hand, while you gently pull the needle through the wraps and the hole it is in. This is the hardest part of the stitch and something you'll get more comfortable with after some practise. Gently work the thread until the wraps are laying flat on your fabric.

Now you move to the next stitch 

There are some examples of using this beautiful stitch.

Happy crafting all



  1. one of my favourite stitches the bullion and a good tutorial you have shared today

    1. Thanks Margaret, The pictures are not very good as I was asking my daughter to do some for me I could not hold the work and camera in same time and been in a bit of hurry to do it for a friend

  2. Ce broderie frumoasa!Si ai aplicat lantisor crosetat!Nu mai stiu pe cate ochiuri faceam??!5 si luam de 3 ori intr-un ochi?