Point when stabbing satin stitch radially


Poke the satin stitch radially

If you need to pierce radially when stitching satin stitches, you can complete beautiful satin stitches just by paying attention to a few points.

Satin stitches are usually embroidered so that the threads are in the same direction. (Image below: left)

In the case shown on the right side of the image below, it is easier to see the flow of the thread neatly if you stab the satin stitch radially.(yellow)


Even if it’s not radial, it’s OK as long as the thread doesn’t become longer, so it’s OK to pierce diagonally and parallel to the left side of the image below.

As shown on the right side, if you prick the thread horizontally or vertically, only a part of the thread will be long, so it is better to avoid it.

(Even if only part of the thread is longer, it is okay if it is used to hold down the longer part of the thread, such as by layering embroidery on top of it.)


There is no rule that all embroidery designs must be embroidered in this direction, so you can decide which direction you prefer or which direction is easier to embroider.

Video of radial satin stitching

How to radial satin stitches

Fill in the wide part of the design by inserting the thread inside the line of the design.

When satin stitches are stitched radially, the thread is stitched multiple times inside the lines of the design to gradually fill in the wider parts of the design.

When the wide part of the satin stitch is filled in to some extent, thread the line according to the design.

By repeating, you can stab a radial satin stitch.

Points for radial satin stitching

In the illustration above, the embroidery pattern is embroidered twice, but the number of times can be adjusted depending on the location.

3 stitches inside → next 2 stitches inside etc…

You can change the number of satin stitches while watching how the satin stitch gradually fills in.

Point when stabbing satin stitch radially

  • The strength to pull the embroidery thread should be as gentle as possible.

Pulling the thread should be as gentle as possible, and the overall appearance of the satin stitch will be unified if you poke with the amount of force that makes the thread look plump.

If you pull too hard on one part, when you finish embroidering all the stitches, only one part will look pulled and stand out.

  • Poke the inner thread so that it is slightly hidden by the front thread.

As shown in the image below, if you poke the threads so that they overlap slightly, the horizontal threads will connect smoothly and look beautiful.

放射線状のサテンステッチ 糸の重なり方