HOW MANY STRANDS OF FLOSS SHOULD I USE FOR MAKING THE SATIN STITCH? The lesser strands you use, the smoother finish you will get with the design. I prefer using 2 strands of floss for making the satin stitch. At times, I use just one if the design calls for a smoother finish or 3 strands as per necessity.
How wide should a satin stitch be?
Satin stitches can range in width from 1.5 mm to 8 mm, however, the wider the satin stitch, the more suscep- tible they are to snagging and abrasion. Wider “Satin” stitches are more susceptible to snagging and abrasion and are not generally recommended for childrenswear.