#Embroidery: Couched Filling Stitch Hand Embroidery #Tutorial

I’m sort of backpedaling today. Last Christmas I created a pattern for an adorable windmill pincushion. I’ve never posted the pattern, but in order to make the windmill pincushion, I’ll also need to create tutorials showing how to make the various embroidery stitches I used for the windmill pincushion project.

So in this video, you’ll see my adorable windmill pincushion. However that pattern isn’t available just yet. Hang in there, though. I would like to get it posted some time this summer.

Meanwhile, I hope people aren’t too annoyed by the interruption of this embroidery tutorial. I do have a few followers who enjoy embroidery, and I’m sure they’ll be happy to see this tutorial.

For those of you who sew for dolls, I’ll get back to the business of doll clothes patterns and tutorials shortly.


Additional Information:


Some of my followers have wondered what motivates me to give my patterns away for free.

First of all, I’m a librarian by trade. Librarians love free stuff! We believe that the more a person knows, the more enriched their life will be. So it may sound kind of crazy, but I want ChellyWood.com to become a sort of library of free patterns that help people learn to sew doll clothes.

If you’d like to learn more about my motives, feel free to visit my Chelly’s Books page.

My Gallery Page is the easiest way to search through all of my patterns to find what you want. Each image on the Gallery Page takes you to links for patterns and tutorials.

Need help printing my patterns? This link offers a tutorial showing you how to download and print my FREE patterns using Google Docs. (For the older print-a-pattern tutorial, which uses Microsoft Word, click here.) To review my difficulty scale (demonstrating how hard or easy a pattern is by the number of flowers displayed), take a look back at this blog post.

Please note: you must enlarge my patterns to fit a full-sized piece of American computer paper (8.5 x 11 inches or 216 x 279 mm) without margins, before printing. These designs use a scant 1/4 inch seam (4 mm to be exact).

My patterns are now available through “Creative Commons Attribution.” This means that I created my patterns (and therefore I own rights to them), but I’m willing to share them with everyone who will tell people about my website.

Here are some helpful ways to tell the world about my patterns:

Are you new to sewing? I’ve got a playlist of tutorials for the beginning sewists on my YouTube channel. It includes video tutorials showing you how to do a basic straight stitch when sewing by hand, how to use the whipstitch to hem a garment, how to sew on snaps, and even how to design your own doll clothes patterns, for those who are new to design and alterations.

In case you haven’t heard, I have actually designed some commercial patterns for Lammily LLC. You might want to visit the Lammily website to see what they’ve got going on.

If your question wasn’t answered here, feel free to submit a question. I’m always happy to help my followers find what they need, so they, too, can make amazing doll clothes and crafts.

2 thoughts on “#Embroidery: Couched Filling Stitch Hand Embroidery #Tutorial

  1. Aha! I’ve heard the term couching for a long time, but did not know what it was. Thank you so much for this tutorial. Thank you also for the doll clothes patterns.

    1. Thank YOU for leaving a comment! I know I have a few followers who enjoy embroidery, but the majority of my followers sew doll clothes. So I wasn’t sure if I should keep posting the occasional embroidery tutorial or not. (I use embroidery in my doll clothes and other sewing projects from time to time.) Leaving a comment give me feedback that someone out there is enjoying my tutorial creations… which in turn, makes me want to create more. Thanks for that, Sharon!!!

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