If you’ve never done anything with couching before, it’s definitely an embroidery technique you should try. It looks gorgeous on anything you do it to, whether it contrasts or blends in.
Basically, it’s a must-learn for anyone who embroiders.
Couching is a style of embroidery that involves laying yarn or other materials over the surface of your main fabric and stitching it in place with a similar or contrasting thread or yarn.
The result is a 3-dimensional piece of stitched art, and it looks stunning. So stunning, in fact, that the technique has been used in art pieces from hundreds of years ago. It’s popular for a reason.
Luckily, Laura Ann Coia from SewVeryEasy has a tutorial that teaches you everything you’ve ever needed to know about couching.
You can accomplish couching with a wide variety of stitches from a sewing machine, but one of the best stitches to use is a zig zag stitch.
The zig zag stitch is perfect for holding the material in place, and often adds another decorative element to the piece once it’s finished.
Watch Laura’s tutorial below to get an in-depth look at how to couch like an expert. Once you try it, you’ll be couching everything, trust me.