a step by step illustration of how to work feather stitch. Feather stitch is also known as single coral stitch and briar stitch. Feather stitch is found extensively on traditional English smocks and on antique crazy quilts.
Even if you prefer to sew by machine, there will come times when hand stitching is your best option. Hand stitching is usually preferred for finishing waistbands, linings, and hems, when you want to achieve a flawless finish.
The first stitch is a single herringbone and then filled in the curve with closed herringbone making bigger stitches on the outside curve. I suggest you draw the shape/curve you want onto the fabric. It is quick and easy to do and can be used 'as is' or a
Simple embroidery stitch that starts with a row of simple back stitches. With a blunt needle, the yarn is then looped through the stitches. This can be done on fabric, of course, but is also beautiful on knitted or crocheted pieces.