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Create Custom Stitch Designs Tutorial – Part 1

Create Custom Stitch Designs Tutorial – Part 1

This is part 1 of a 3 part tutorial to teach you to create custom stitch designs of your own.  We by starting with a simple 2 or 3 stitch design.

Start With A Small Basic Sesign

Take a very simple stitch pattern from the StitchMeKnot Tutorial Library and create a new and different custom design or pattern.

For example, I am using a simple three stitch design.

Create Custom Stitch Designs Tutorial - Part 1 - fig 1

Copy, Flip, and/or Rotate

Now just copy, flip and/or rotate the design in such a way as to come up with a new stitch pattern.

Create Custom Stitch Designs Tutorial - Part 1 - fig 2

Repeats with No Added White Space

Using the same three stitch design, we can turn and/or flip it a few times to create yet another new design.

Create Custom Stitch Designs Tutorial - Part 1 - fig 4

Superimposed Common Areas

Take the same design above, and superimpose the common areas of the stitch pattern.

Create Custom Stitch Designs Tutorial - Part 1 - fig 3

Add Extra Space Between Design Elements

Or you can create extra space between the flipped repeats.

Create Custom Stitch Designs Tutorial - Part 1 - fig 4

Are You Ready to Create Custom Stitch Designs?

In Parts 2 and 3 of this tutorial, I will show you how to take these new designs and use them as building blocks to make even better custom stitch designs. You are only limited by your own imagination.

Category: Tutorials