Double blanket stitch

Double blanket stitch

Double blanket stitch is a decorative variation of a Blanket stitch, also called the buttonhole stitch. To embroider a double blanket stitch, stitch two rows of blanket stitches, one in front of the other. You can play with colors, the density of the stitches, and a mode two rows of stitches interfere. Different placements of the stitches and colors will create visually different patterns.

Applications of the stitch

This hand embroidery stitch is excellent for decorating borders and seams. Besides that, you can also use it for mending clothes or embellishing home textiles. If combined with other decorative stitches, a Double blanket stitch could be used as a great border embroidery stitch.

How to embroider Double blanket stitch

  • Mark two parallel rows. 
  • Embroider a row of Blanket stitches with the border covering the top marking line.
  • Now add one more row of Blanket stitches in front of the previous one, with the edge covering the second marking line.
  • You can use the same color thread for both rows or choose contrasting colors.
  • Change the density of the stitches and a mode in which two rows of stitches interfere for different visual results.

Other variations of the Blanket stitch

Video tutorial

If you are a visual learner, watch a video tutorial below or on the Practical Embroidery YouTube channel.

What's next?

Looking for some other stitch? Head to this blog’s Stitches and Techniques page and choose the stitch you want to learn!

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