How to Use a Clover Embroidery Stitching Tool

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Things You'll Need

  • Needle threader for embroidery stitching tool

  • Embroidery floss/thread

  • Muslin fabric with embroidery pattern

  • Embroidery hoop

The Clover embroidery stitching tool is a punch-needle tool that is used to stitch embroidery patterns. Embroidery stitching tools make needle-work easier for people who have a hard time holding onto delicate embroidery needles. They also make stitching embroidery designs such as emblems and monograms a breeze. Use your Clover embroidery stitching tool to embroider fine-weave cotton and dense fabrics such as denim, felt and muslin. Make monogrammed towels and embroider designs onto pillows, shirts and jackets with your Clover embroidery stitching tool.


Step 1

Twist the green handle of the tool to loosen it and move the needle up the shaft of the stitching tool until the eye of the needle is exposed. Thread the embroidery floss by inserting the fine flexible wire loop of the embroidery threader through the eye of the needle, placing the thread into the threader wire loop and pulling the threader and thread through the eye. Move the needle back down into the shaft of the tool to its lowest point.

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Step 2

Place the muslin fabric onto the embroidery hoop frame. Pull the ends of the fabric to stretch it taut and secure the hoop by tightening the screw.

Step 3

Begin to embroider loop-stitches with the stitching tool. Place the needle at the back of the fabric, over the start of the pattern line. Hold the tool with the thread coming out of the back of the needle, with the beveled or angled side of the end pointing forward, or away from you. Insert the needle at a 35 degree angle into the muslin and lift it back up to make a loop-stitch. Turn the hoop to change the direction of the stitch as you work. Once you make the stitch, gently push it back down into the fabric to stop it from coming off.


Make satin-stitches and back-stitches by stitching from the front of the fabric, instead of the back.


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