Pojagi Edge Stitch Tutorial

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This edge stitch is a nice decorative touch for small items. This long cross stitch gives the look of a braided edging, but is also a very secure way to join two pieces together.

The edge stitch is a secure way to join two pieces. It was used in Pojagi Circle Ornament and Diamond Ornament.

Even though it is often used in pojagi, it can also be used in other sewing and embroidery projects.

1. Align pieces

Hold the two pieces together, right sides out. If you want, you can baste the seams first or hold it with pins or clips.

2. Begin stitching

Bring the thread up on the left side. Bury the know between the two pieces.

placing two pieces together to begin stitching.

3. Cross Stitch

Take a stitch about 1/4″ above the thread, taking the needle through both pieces from right to left.

taking a stitch to join two pieces of fabric.

If you are left-handed, you can reverse the direction of the stitching.

Take the next stitch just above the bottom thread, also from right to left.

stitching two pieces together with cross stitch.

Repeat the stitches, one up and one down each one just slightly above the last stitch.

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4. Repeat cross stitch

close up of edge stitch

Eventually the lower stitches will overlap the upper stitches, so there is a bit of padding in the seam as well.

This is beautiful with either matching or contrasting threads. It looks wonderful with variegated thread.

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Elizabeth DeCroos

Elizabeth DeCroos is the designer and teacher at Epida Studio. She loves to work in quilting, pojagi and embroidery and teach these techniques to others.
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