View PatternView PatternView PatternView PatternSewing PatternEmbroidered Top Garments Sew Plus Sewing a design with satin stitch is like painting with thread, filling areas of a motif so that the fabric beneath does not show through. It's best to use a hoop when working this stitch, to ensure a neat, even result. It is also important not to make stitches too long, especially on items that will be handled frequently, as they have a tendency to snag. This colourful floral motif was created with satin stitch to embellish this Mexican-inspired peasant-style top, which was sewn from linen using View C of New Look pattern 6027. To save time, you could buy a ready-made top – just ensure that it has a similar plain flat panel or yoke. Login to downloadEssentialsWhite linen or coarsely woven cotton fabricEmbroidery thread, assorted bright coloursCrewel needleEmbroidery hoopBroderie Anglaise trimming, 100cm (optional)Erasable marker penDimensions ListCustom-sizedStitch a summer top1 If using a blouse pattern, trace around the front yoke and cut a template from card. Place this on white linen and draw around it. Flip the template over and draw around it again, to create two front yoke pieces. Cut these out roughly, allowing a good margin of fabric all round. If you are embellishing a ready-made blouse, simply embroider directly onto your chosen section.2 Download and print the motif by clicking the button above, and tape it to a light box or a window. Place the fabric on top and trace the design, using an erasable marker pen or pencil. Make sure the design fits well within the seam allowance. Place the fabric in an embroidery hoop. As you complete each area of the design, you will need to reposition it in the hoop.3 Thread a crewel needle with two strands of six stranded embroidery thread and, following the instructions for satin stitch here, fill in the traced design. Begin with the flower centres, then work outwards, embroidering the stems and leaves. Choose as many bright colours as you wish to complete the pattern.4 When the embroidery is finished, remove the fabric from the hoop and press it lightly on the reverse. Cut out along the outline you have drawn. If using a pattern, follow the instructions inside the envelope to complete your blouse. If you wish, add a length of lace trimming each side of the design to finish. Other Popular Makes... Easy Fabric Scrap Bucket BagAccessories BagsDimensions:XS-XL (8-16)Carry your belongings in style with this easy patchwork scrap bag. You can also use these instructions to create matching Selena SkirtSkirtsDimensions:XS-XL (8-16)Wrap skirts are seriously underrated as a modest yet fun go-to that is easy to sew. This design by Amanda Debra SkirtSkirtsDimensions:XS-XL (8-16)Denim skirts are a wardrobe staple and this chic number by Julia Claridge puts a twist on the style classic Gabrielle SkirtSkirtsDimensions:XS-XL (8-16)If you aren't confident at stitching darts, this pencil skirt designed by Amanda Walker is a good practise piece as Otis the OwlToysDimensions:XS-XL (8-16)Whipped up in Riley Blake's Vienna range, this adorable owl toy is the perfect avian pal for little ones and Piped Home Letter CushionsDimensions:XS-XL (8-16)3D letters are a popular home decor trend, so why not create your own stitchy version? These cushions will allow PopularRecent Dave Dachshund Free Sewing Pattern Downloads Floaty Floral Three Quarter Sleeved Dress Retro Mixtape Cushion Stuffed Fabric Letters Art Gallery Fabric Unicorn Toy Sewing Bee Sleeveless Shell Top Tweed Chicken Doorstop Sewing Bee Shift Dress Make Your Own Bodycon Dress Wiggle Dress Roger reindeer Make a festive toy Easy Fabric Scrap Bucket Bag Selena Skirt Debra Skirt Gabrielle Skirt Otis the Owl Piped Home Letter Cushions Maddie Top Faith Dress Lizzie Tunic Pyjama bottoms Flora Pyjama Set Liberty Hedgehog Get all of your sewing essentials sent straight to your inbox! Please keep me up to date with regular emails from Sew MagazineYou need to tick the box above to confirm you want to recieve emails We have sent you a confirmation email, please confirm it.