Staggered Chevron Stitch

This is just a β€˜fun’ variation of the regular chevron stitch. The stitch technique remains the same but creates an asymmetric effect.

You need to know the chevron stitch to be able to understand this tutorial.


Fig 1: Follow the chevron stitch technique, but don’t keep between two stitch lines. Bring about disorganization in the stitch to create this effect.
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  1. meeta madkar India Google Chrome Windows says:

    Hi Sarah,

    Your website is a boon for beginners in hand embroidery. I prefer to learn online that joining classes since i am a working women. i have bought few embroidery floss and poplin cloth to learn the various stitches. I wish to use embroidery on my kurtis.

    Thank you so much.


  2. Moji United States Safari iPad says:

    Hello Sarah!

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    Thanks so much!


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  7. Russ United States Safari iPad says:

    I’m a 59 year old guy who is trying embroidery for the first time. No idea what I am doing. I’m doing this because I want to spend some time with my Mom who is 82. She talks about having embroidered when she was a young girl. So I figured it would be fun to do together. Any ideas as first projects? My Mom wants to do pillow cases, but can’t decide what to put on them. She remembers liking to do leaves…. I went to the craft store, bought every thing we would need and am ready to go. Any ideas would be very much appreciated. Oh and you have a cool web page!

    • Dawn United States Internet Explorer Windows says:

      Hi Russ, I couldn’t resist replying to your post, and I hope you don’t mind that I’m not affiliated with this site except by newsletter. I just love holly leaves! Your pillowcases will be special to you and your mother, and it’s so close to the holidays. A few holly berries are not hard to make, either. Hope you like my suggestion! Good luck, and I hope y’all have a wonderful holiday season!

    • sarah India Internet Explorer Windows says:

      Dear Russ,

      I had tried to reply to you earlier. It is a shame that some technical error prevented the reply from being posted and that I had to wait this long before I could try to respond again.

      First of all, I want to tell that it is heartwarming to know that you are trying to spend time with your aged mother doing what she likes. I come from a culture where men don’t pick up needle unless it is for a livelihood, so your effort is deeply appreciated.

      I can suggest maple leaves in different shades of orange color. Or, try ivy leaves with vines. Dawn’s suggestion is also great.. to have holly leaves as a mark of the season. πŸ™‚

      Since you will be participating in embroidering, and it is your first time, I would suggest you look at running stitch, Holbein stitch or the chain stitch for the outlining of the leaves. Use the same for the mid rib, if any.You can probably fill in the leaves using the rice stitch or the seed stitch.

      Here are the links to all the suggested stitches:

      Hope you have a nice time stitching. Please do share a picture or two of the project here. It will be great to see. πŸ™‚

      Best wishes.

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