Pearl Stitch

Schematic drawing of a pearl stitch. Schematic drawing of a pearl stitch.

A pearl stitch is mainly used for providing an outline for a certain motif or area. It consists of a small straight stitch, leaving a tiny loop on the obverse of the fabric. The needle is next brought up in the middle of the stitch, taken around the loop and fastened again by passing the needle and thread through the fabric, thus creating a little knot in the middle of the straight stitch.


  • CLAYTON, Mary (2007). The Needlecrafter's Companion. 1001 Stitch Terms and Techniques, London: Collins and Brown, p. 115.
  • EATON, Jan (1986). The Complete Stitch Encyclopedia. Twickenham: Hamlyn, pp. 21, 23.

Digital source of illustration (retrieved 28 January 2017).



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