bullion stitch flower embroidery tutorial
bullion stitch flower
Using bullion stitches as petals – why not? This bullion stitch flower is a nice one to spread in between other flowers. Adapt it to your taste by adding more or fewer petals than shown in the picture or playing with stitch lengths and color. This flower embroidery might look plain and simple, but you can actually switch up things quite a bit to get some variation into it!
the first bullion stitch flower petal
First of all, mark on your fabric how big the flower should be to get even lengths of stitches.
Use bullion stitch to make your first petal. Make sure to point your needle outwards for the wrapping part – as shown in the pictures. If the needle points towards the center it gets more and more difficult to not pierce the previous bullion stitches.
Add more stitches
Now, repeat the process of the first stitch and add all the stitches you want for your flower. Make sure to keep the lengths even.
To mix things up, you could alternate between a short and long bullion stitch. Make sure you have an even number of petals then. Or you can use two different colors alternating.