Whipping a Stitch

Whipping or adding another thread to linear stitches enhances your embroidery. Whip a second thread color through stitches like the blanket, chain, running, or stem stitches, to create spiraling lines that embellish fabric shapes.

Here’s how to whip the edge of a blanket stitch:

  • Bring the needle and thread up at the beginning of the blanket stitches.
  • Insert the blunt end or eye end of the needle under the first line of the blanket stitch. Draw the thread through the blanket stitch.

  • Continue to insert the needle and draw the thread under each consecutive stitch. Always pass the needle under the stitch in the same direction.