Plaited Fly Stitch

This is a variation of the ‘Y’ shaped fly stitch. The series of fly stitch is done horizontally, and here, you overlap the legs of each fly stitch over the other.

You need to know the Fly Stitch to be able to continue with this tutorial.

Fig 1: Begin by making a single fly stitch. After finishing with the tail, bring out the needle just before the second leg of the fly stitch, as shown. Fig 2: Continue with the process of making fly stitches, but each time, overlaping the tips of the legs of the fly stitches.
Fig 3: A series of plaited fly stitch would look like this.
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14 Responses

  1. Savithri United States Safari iPad says:

    Your tutorials are so helpful and inspires me!

  2. Savithri United States Safari iPad says:

    Dear Sarah,
    By chance I came across your wonderful website and it is so wonderful. I love the embroidery work…I have been doing for awhile. Thank you for the your great work…

  3. LAKSHMI India Google Chrome Windows says:

    Sarah Dear

    Your tutorials are amazing!!! I am avid fan of hand embroidery which I first learnt in Class V and have loved it ever since!!! But due to a busy working/family life this hobby eluded me for decades. Recently I could revive my interest and did a years Diploma in Hand Embroidery to revive my memories. Though I know most of the basic stitches given in your tutorials the variations really amaze me!! Really Sky is the limit here!! I have fallen head over heels in love with Brazilian Embroidery. I had never heard of it in my early days!! Please post some tutorials for the various stitches used in this three dimensional embroidery!! Thanks for everything !! and keep embroidering

  4. mariam India Internet Explorer Windows says:

    Dear Sarah
    I loved this site. Its a treasure trove for anyone who wants to learn to embroider. Great work!

  5. April D. United States Mozilla Firefox Windows says:

    Thank you so much for all your wonderful tutorials. I am new to embroidery and you have made this relatively ‘easy’! Its so nice to be able to have projects that can travel with me and a web site to help me with all of them! Thanks again!

    • sarah India Internet Explorer Windows says:

      April, wow! You have done such a neat work. 🙂 I really like the way you have done the inside and the centre of the flower. Thanks for sharing your work with us. It should be an inspiration to the other beginners too.

    • sarah India Google Chrome Windows says:

      hi April,

      We are working on an E book with illustrated tutorials of 200 and more stitches. We want to feature some samples from our readers as well. Your work and picture looks really nice. If it is okay with you, we would like to consider using the image you have uploaded in this page to feature in our E book. All due credits will be given. Please let us know.

      Best regards,

  6. tracy Hong Kong Safari Mac OS says:

    hi~sarah, can you show me for zigzag coral stitch & basket stitch? thank u very much!

    i love here!

  7. harshita India Internet Explorer Windows says:

    how can i b a member of this site?

  8. harshita India Internet Explorer Windows says:

    thank for reminding me

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