Satin Stitches

The satin stitch is a series of straight stitches placed next to each other. It is used as an embroidery fill stitch for small shapes on an embroidery project and gives a silky, satin look to the piece. This stitch is stronger and will help prevent any fraying or damage to the fabric.


Satin stitch can be used for outlines or fills. It is well-suited to borders and thicker outlines. It is also well-suited to narrower shapes where stitches run the entire width of the column. Satin stitches are almost parallel. Because there are generally no needle penetrations breaking up the fill, satin stitch creates a glossy, high-quality effect. Satin stitch can be used with any of the digitizing tools.


The line formed by needle penetrations can affect embroidery appearance. Use 3D Satin line to create raised embroidery designs consisting of multiple layers of satin stitching. Stitch spacing and width can be adjusted before or after digitizing via Object Properties.


Satin stitch is frequently made with embroidery thread, which has less twist than standard sewing thread. This gives a more uniform effect, with the individual threads' filaments merging. While good sewing threads produce acceptable satin stitch, low quality threads usually do not sit straight, and produce an uneven result. The colour of each thread usually does not matter.