7 Essential Stitches for PERFECT Embroidery Flowers | Perfect Pairings with Jaycee + Video Tutorial

by Jaycee Gaspar
Embroidery Flower

Hi Altenew friends, it's Jaycee with seven essential embroidery stitches for flowers!

Is this your first time with embroidery? Don't worry it was the same with me. Practice makes perfect and I was surprised at how meditative the sewing experience was. This project was a great way to make a sampler stitch project that will have a second home décor purpose!

Essential Embroidery Materials

Below are the embroidery materials you are going to need to start your first project:

  • Embroidery Hoop
  • Assorted Colors of 6 Stranded Embroidery Floss
  • 22 Gauge Embroidery Needle
  • Embroidery Fabric

1. Straight Stitch

Straight stitch is simply going from point A to point B with your yarn. This is an easy way to add branching veins to leaves or add variegation to flower petals.

2. Satin Stitch

Satin stitch is perfect for filling in the open areas of petals. This gives a beautiful textural veining throughout the flower. A satin stitch is a series of straight stitches that run fairly parallel or converge to a point.

09252022 PAF China Rose Wild and Free Wispy Joy2

3. Stem Stitch

The stem stitch is similar to the back stitching found on your clothes or when using a sewing machine. However, this stitch twists, giving a subtle yet thicker line than a straight stitch for veining or branches.

4. Puffed Satin Stitch

This form of satin stitch is a purely textural element. Instead of your stitches laying flat against your fabric, the raised elements give height to your project. I love this stitch for raised stamens or coneflower centers.

5. Fishbone Stitch

The fishbone stitch is great for filling in leaf images. This stitch works up so fast when filling in leaves and creates beautiful movement, regardless of the leaf size.

09252022 PAF China Rose Wild and Free Wispy Joy1

6. Lazy Daisy Stitch/Pattern

Nothing beats the perfect pairing of roses with baby's breath flowers. I love these small Lazy Daisy stitches because they fill in open areas in fabric. A large cluster of them is sure to look like butterfly bush, lilac, hydrangeas, or lavender.

7. French Knot

There are variations of the French knot that incorporate more twists. I found that 3 twists on my needle were perfect for the thickness of my thread. A French knot is great for anther images in your flower.

Materials and Supplies:

photocentric clear stamps paint a flower china rose outline stamp set 30078924423225
Paint-A-Flower: China Rose Outline…
[ ALTN ]
photocentric clear stamps wispy joy stamp set
Wispy Joy Stamp Set
[ ALTN ]
photocentric clear stamps wild free stamp set
Wild & Free Stamp Set
[ ALTN ]
stewart superior inks rock collection crisp dye ink mini cube set
Rock Collection Mini Cube Set
[ ALTN ]
simthread embellishments metallic thread set
Metallic Thread Set – Altenew
[ ALTN ]

You may also like


Pam Boedeker September 25, 2022 - 10:22 AM

I will be the first member of Jaycee’s Stitching Club. I’m thinking quarterly kits. Embroidery is such a satisfying art. I love unusual color combinations. Thank you for my new favorite video.

Altenew September 26, 2022 - 7:09 PM

We’d love to see your stitching projects, too!

dawnnz September 26, 2022 - 2:04 AM

OMG – what an awesome idea Jaycee. What a stunning way to use the flower stamps in a unique wy

Altenew September 26, 2022 - 7:11 PM

We’re glad you like it! Thank you for stopping by!

LauraJane September 26, 2022 - 2:08 PM

Jaycee, as always, you have shared your gift of giving clear instructions for your beautiful artwork!! BRAVO!!

Altenew September 26, 2022 - 7:12 PM

He’s amazing, and so are you, Laura!


Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.