Loop Stitch Embroidery Definition And Tutorial

Using loop stitch to embroider is one of the best ways to make fabrics loop more stunning and beautiful.

The loop stitch embroidery is very unique. However, getting to know just how to go about it, and how to use the method can be very tasking.

One thing is sure, to get the hang of loop stitching, you will have to continue to practice, and work on getting better to perfect the act.

What Is Loop Stitch Embroidery?

Loop Stitch Embroidery

The loop stitch is an embroidery method where each stitch uses a loop to give a huge pile. Loop stitching fabrics has been around for decades. But the methods to go about this loop stitching differ.

The different methods of loop stitching could be knitted. While loop stitching, the crocheting method can also be employed. Loop stitching embroidery can make fabrics and threads more beautiful with the different designs that can be employed in getting it done.

The loop stitch is great because it is very easy to knit. The stitch also has really great texture, and the end result is always super exciting.

Supplies For Loop Stitch Embroidery

Before you start embroidering in loop stitches, you need a few supplies. These supplies will help you get the job done so that you can enjoy your loop stitching results.

Embroidery needle: This is one of the most important things you need to get your stitching project on the way. The sizes of the needle vary, and they could range from 1-10.

Floss: In the stitching circle, the embroidery thread is known as floss. Most times, it is twisted, and the twisted strands make up one thread of the floss.

Supplies For Loop Stitch Embroidery

Scissors: This is really important when you are going about your embroidery project. Using any kind of scissors will be nice, but using a pair of smaller scissors will be better for a unique project like stitching.

Fabric: This is the most important supply you need in getting your stitch done. It has been concluded that the fabric with smaller threads are the best in getting the stitching done. Regardless, you could decide to go with any fabric that suits you.

Hoop: The hoop makes the fabric stretched, to make designing easier. These hoops come in various sizes, and can be used depending on the stitching method being employed.

How To Do Loop Stitch Embroidery

There are two methods to go attempt loop stitching and with consistent practice and these step-by-step procedures, you will become a pro. There’s the double loop stitch, and the loop stitch.

Method 1: Loop Stitch Method

The loop stitch is a very beautiful and exciting loop stitching method and it involves making a large hoop. It’s very appropriate for trim, especially seeing that it can be used to make a bath mat, and other fun shags.

Getting to make a loop stitch could be challenging, but once the steps are mastered, it’s very easy to become extremely good at it. In making the stitch, there are many ways to make the stitch very.

If the loops are to be different, the stitch yarn may be woven round things such as pens, hooks, or even the finger. If you are in search of a flashy look for your project, you can make the loop stitch with a bead on each loop.

If on the other hand you want it to be fuzzy, you can simply cut the loops short. While working, the loop stitch is done on the other side, also known as the wrong side.

You can also work flat so as to move between the single crochet and rows of loop stitches. Except in the case when you want your fringe to be double-sided.

Step 1: Create the first loop.

Create the first loop

Get hold of the yarn with both your left finger and your right finger, then weave the yarn round-about your index finger in clockwise motion. This way, you’d be making a loop.

When you are done doing this, you then go ahead to put the hook right into the stitch, this ensures that the project has two loops. Then, move the hook in the clockwise direction just as it should be.

This final process will help the hook go over the yarn, as expected.

Step 2: Set the loop.

When you are done with the first step, you proceed to move the hook behind your index finger that is holding the yarn. Then hold the two strands with the hook before pulling them through the stitch. At the end of this step, you will have 3 loops on the hook.

Step 3: Pull and repeat.

The final step entails pulling all three strands through all the loops on the hook.

Once you are done with these steps, you are good to go. Enjoying your exciting loop stitches embroidered on the fabric.

Method 2: Double Stitch Method

Double Stitch Method

The double stitch method is almost synonymous to that of the loop stitch. In fact, the double-loop stitch is made the exact same way the single loop stitch is made. The only difference is that the yarn is wrapped around the index finger twice.

Step 1: Create and place the first loop.

Just like with the loop stitch method, make sure to get hold of the yarn with both your left finger and your right finger, once this is done, you then weave the yarn about your index finger in clockwise motion.

This process is simply to make a loop. When you are done doing this, you can then go ahead to put the hook right into the stitch, this makes sure that the hook has two loops.

Then, move the hook in the clockwise direction just as it should be. This final process will help the hook go over the yarn, as it should be.

Step 2: Make the loop chain.

When you are done with the first step, you proceed to move the hook just below the loops, making it encompass your left index finger.

Once this is done, you catch all the three strands with the hook and pass all three strands through the stitch. At the end of this process, you will have about 4 loops on the hook. Making it the double-loop stitch.

Step 3: Pull and repeat.

Once you are done with the step above, you proceed to pull the strand through all the loops on the hook. At the end of following these steps, you’d be done with your loop stitch embroidery.

What Causes Looping Under Fabric And Irregular Stitches?

Stitches that have a small loop protruding on the top or bottom of the fabric often are caused by incorrect tension settings or a tiny burr on the hook.

Another reason would be when the needle has been damaged by the bobbin case. The possibility of this happening is higher if a black bobbin case is fitted into the machine.

This kind of bobbin case can quickly get damaged if the pin finds its way into the bobbin case area, or if the machine has a broken sewing needle.

How To Fix Looping In Irregular Spots?

Fix Looping In Irregular Spots

It is more advisable to clear the plastic bobbin, or even get another one that is guaranteed to last and serve you well. In getting another, an original bobbin will also be the best.

Especially since the cheap ones are notorious for getting damaged easily, especially since it can be pulled out and inspected after first pulling off the needle plate.

You have to also run your finger right around and along the plastic bobbin holder’s edge to see if it has been damaged in any way. This is because it is necessary that the edge has not been damaged.

Because the thread runs along the bobbin holder, it must be 100% right. And if a damage is found, you need to replace the bobbin case.



I'm Jessica Flores, a professional fashion designer and an expert seamstress. Crafting has always been a deep-seated passion of mine, one that has flourished and evolved over the years. I've dedicated considerable time to both studying and practicing in the realm of fashion and sewing, amassing a wealth of experience and skills. It brings me great joy to share these insights and experiences with you all, hoping to inspire and foster a similar passion for the art of sewing.

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