Fly Stitch Family

There are three major families of stitches that are technically very similar. A very slight change in the way they are done divides them into three different groups. These are- The Fly stitch family, The Feather stitch family, and The Buttonhole family. Once the basic stitches from these three families are familiarised with, you will learn how they are similar and different. 🙂

I will begin by doing the fly stitch family. It forms a ‘Y’ shape.  It can be used to make vegetal designs like ferns or used as fillings for kinds of leaves. Of course, it is not restricted to such designs only though!

Fly Stitch Family


Fly Stitch


Whipped Fly Stitch


Closed Fly Stitch


Plaited Fly Stitch


Twisted Fly Stitch


Crossed Fly Filling
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  1. Molly India Google Chrome  XT1033 Build/LXB22.46-28) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/50.0.2661.89 Mobile Safari/537.36 says:

    Hey, Sarah.. would like to say u have a really great collection of stitches. Though in the fly stitch family, could u include the reversed threaded fly stitch?
    Thanks 🙂

    • sarah India Google Chrome Windows says:

      Dear Molly,

      Thank you for suggesting to include this stitch.
      I shall do it after appropriate research. It might take a little while though. 🙂

  2. janet United States Mozilla Windows says:

    I have recommended your site to several people who stitch. they love it, and so do I!

  3. jyo India Google Chrome  Micromax P650 Build/MicromaxP650) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/42.0.2311.109 Safari/537.36 says:

    This site is amazing.good instructions.simplicity and a lot of experience has gone into this.thanks a lot.

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