Stem Stitch Example 1
This stitch is also known as the Outline Stitch, Crewel Stitch, and the South Kensington Stitch. The stem stitch is worked from the left to right. As you stitch, the needle is kept at the top of the stitch with the thread at the bottom. This stitch can be done on any fabric with any thread.
Tip: This stitch will really stand out if you strive to make each stitch length the same.
Stem Stitch Example 2
The more slant you give the individual stitch the more definition the stitch will have.