When you learn how to add a beaded picot edge stitch to your bead embroidery projects, your decorative finish hides most of the thread. Your beads shine just a little brighter, and the zig-zaggy picot beads make your project more interesting. The stitch is easy to learn.
There are different styles of beaded picot, but most use an odd number of beads to achieve the distinctive pointed edge. The middle bead is the one that stands at attention, so it’s a good place to feature a pretty accent bead if that is part of your design. There are a few different methods of adding a picot beaded edge. Some use a stitch similar to a whip stitch. The method I use here is a cousin of the Brick Stitch edge. It brings the needle back up through one of the foundation beads. I think it is a more durable stitch, and you can use it to edge fabric or an already-beaded edge. Here’s how to make a picot stitch edge with bead embroidery.
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