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Working in an area that will subsequently be hidden beneath stitching, make two tiny stitches.  Alternatively (if this is the last stitching in this area), carefully angle your needle and bring it up between previous stitches and make two tiny stitches, hiding them under your existing stitches.


Bring the needle through to the top of the fabric and cut it off close to the fabric surface.

Finishing stitch

Structure of stitch


  • Various Authors, The Royal School of Needlework Book of Embroidery (2018) , p.39