Bustle & Sew Stitch Directory

Bustle & Sew Stitch Directory

The Bustle & Sew Stitch Directory includes working instructions for 16 of the most commonly used stitches, all of which are simple and easily mastered by anybody who wants to learn embroidery. You can find links for each stitch below…

Back Stitch

Blanket Stitch

Bullion Stitch

Chain Stitch

Cross Stitch

Feather Stitch

Fly Stitch

French Knot

Herringbone Stitch

Lazy Daisy Stitch

Running Stitch

Satin Stitch

Scroll Stitch

Seed Stitch

Stem Stitch

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Hello Helen! I just saw the blog post about Ben, I am so sorry. I know how much you loved him just by the lovely stories you shared with us. My heart hurts for your loss, having lost one of my boys this year too. They remain close in heart with lasting great memories!!


Thank you Peggy, it is hard to let them go, but sometimes it’s the kindest thing to do – a final act of love. I’m so sorry to hear of your loss too xxx


Hello Helen
Ben, was born on my eldest sons Birthday and I loved hearing about him too. What a sad loss my heart goes out to you and I will say a little prayer for you both. Also many thanks for your gorgeous blog and all the sewing tips.

Bless You


Thank you Dianne, it’s such a shame their lives aren’t longer, but Ben certainly packed a lot of adventures into his! Xxx

Sharron - Australia

Loved to see Miss Daisy. Had to laugh though – its boiling hot over here.
I hope there is some comfort in your loss – just when I look into her eyes,
Thank you for your wonderful site and your delightful stories. xx

Karen Utley

I just purchased one of your embroidery patterns and would like to know the best way to transfer the design to the fabric. I might use felt like you used in the original and suspect it’s to opaque to see a pattern underneath if I had a light box or taped up to a window with sun shining behind it.

Thank you


just joined your site…loving what I read and enjoying every aspect of your news letter ,patterns.
will look forward to what is to come.


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