Stem stitch is one of the best stitches to use for curvy lines like flower stems, hence the name. It’s super simple to learn and once you get going it’s a very relaxing stitch.
You’re going to start your stitch by coming up at one point and then going down, but you don’t pull your thread all the way through before you bring your needle back up. It doesn’t matter if you keep your thread to the right or the left of the needle as long as you pick a side and stick with it for your whole line. When you bring your needle back up, then you can pull your thread to tighten. Check out the photos below to really see what’s going on.
If you have any questions about stem stitch or any other stitch you’ve seen feel free to leave a comment here or send me an email. I would love to help!