Single Feather Stitch

This stitch is so called as, unlike the regular feather stitch, we do not alternate the stitch between the left and right side, but to only one side. It follows the technique of blanket stitch, the only difference being that the stitches are slanted instead of being straight.

The stitch will be worked between two stitch lines A and B. I will work this stitch from top to bottom towards the right side. This stitch can be worked towards the left side too.

Fig 1: We bring the needle out through A and bring it out through B. Note that A and B lies in a straight line. Now, bring the needle out through A, which lies diagonal to B. With the thread under the needle, as shown, pull the needle out. Fig 2: We continue the procedure. Notice that, unlike the feather stitch, this is a series of one sided ā€˜Vā€™s.
Fig 3: A finished portion of finished single feather stitch would look like this.
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  1. Milly United Kingdom Safari Mac OS says:

    i hate this site. i’m trying to find stuff that will tell me nice step-by-step guide but it is just making me even more confused:(

  2. Milly United Kingdom Safari Mac OS says:

    i hate this site. i’m trying to find stuff that will tell me nice step-by-step guide but it isn’t giving me that:(

  3. Jennifer United States Google Chrome Windows says:

    I’ve been looking for a stitch for some wings as well — angel wings though — and this one seems like it’ll do nicely. Thank you so much for this! Your site has been a great resource for me.

  4. sarah India Internet Explorer Windows says:

    wow. While creating the tutorial for single feather stitch, I doubted if anyone would be able to find a good application to this stitch, especially since it is only a slanted version of the blanket stitch. I must really appreciate how you have used it here. Very nicely done owls. šŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing.

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