How to determine the angle of satin stitch

About the angle of satin stitch

The first thing to decide when doing satin stitch is the angle of satin stitch.

Start by deciding whether you want a diagonal satin stitch, a horizontal parallel satin stitch, or a vertical satin stitch.

When deciding the angle of satin stitch, consider that the length of one stitch is not too long.

Points to consider when determining the angle

When using satin stitch, determine the angle so that the length of the thread does not become longer in one part.

For example, in the case of the letter N, the angle of the satin stitch can be diagonal or horizontal as shown in the image below.

In either case, the thread will not be long in one part, so proceed with the embroidery at your preferred angle.

It is easier to determine the angle if you overlap the thread on the design before starting embroidery.


Precautions when deciding the angle

For example, in the case of the letter M, it is OK because only a part of the satin stitch with a horizontal angle like the one on the right side of the image will not be long.

Avoid slanted satin stitches like the one on the left side of the image, as they are only partially lengthened.