Eyelet Stitch

This stitch resembles a small eye on a doll. Eyelet stitch is particularly nice when done in the same color as the fabric, like white on white. This stitch helps to create a small hole in the fabric with a work around it. You can work with this technique, no matter how big the hole.

Fig 1: To begin with, puncture a hole in fabric. I used a nail to do that. Now, draw a stitch line around it. The area between the drawn line and the hole will be filled with stitches.
Bring out the needle from one end of the stitch line as shown. Take the needle in through the hole and bring it out again from the stitch line, as near as possible to the previous point.
Fig 2: Keep up with this simple procedure. Work all around the hole. To make the hole more visible, just pull the thread out tighter.
Instead of a circled stitch line around the hole, you can also experiment with any other shapes, like square or an oval.
Fig 3: A finished eyelet stitch looks like this.
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  1. Navya Chandrika India Google Chrome  S6s Build/MRA58K) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/59.0.3071.125 Mobile Safari/537.36 says:

    Your descriptions are so crisp and understandable… Thank you so much!!!! Wish I could meet you once!!!

  2. malaiyka Opera Mini Unknow Os says:

    oops just realised my previous msg was delivered. ..thanx ..il try it out & get back 2u..

  3. malaiyka Opera Mini Unknow Os says:

    hi sarah, thank you for your incredible stitch guide theyv really helped me.. i wanted to asked thou, iv been trying to do the eyelet stitch as illustrated but mine turns out kind of flat …where could i be going wrong?

  4. malaiyka United Kingdom Opera Mini Unknow Os says:

    hey..thankyou so much for your stitches. .i just wanted to ask you when i do the eyelet stitch it comes out kind of flat…what could i be doing wrong?

    • sarah India Google Chrome Windows says:

      Do you mean to say that it is not giving a raised look, or do you mean to say that the center is not being shown enough?
      If the stitch is not coming out raised, it is okay. You can work with a slightly thicker thread for a raised effect. Try the stitches closer to each other too.
      If the center is not showing enough, you can pierce the cloth with a thicker object to create a bigger hole, and work around it.
      Hope this helps.

  5. Sally United Kingdom Safari iPad says:

    Thank you so much for visiting my blog and teaching me a new stitch 🙂

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