Padding Stitch

Example of the use of a padded satin stitch. Example of the use of a padded satin stitch.

Sometimes a padding (or padded) stitch is required in order to give a little modelling and 3-dimensional effect. The effect can be created by working a stitch, such as a chain stitch, running stitch or satin stitch, in the desired part of the design and then covering these 'padding' stitches with a second stitch, such as a satin stitch or stem stitch.


  • CLABBURN, Pamela (1976). The Needleworker’s Dictionary, London: Macmillan London Ltd., p. 196.
  • THOMAS, Mary (1934). Mary Thomas’s Dictionary of Embroidery Stitches, London: Hodder and Stoughton, pp. 191-192.

Digital source of illustration (retrieved 29 May 2016)


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