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Stitching Brush Set by Elric888 Stitching Brush Set by Elric888
This set of brushes contains 114 hand and machine stitches. All the brushes in the set are fairly large (it's easier to downsize a brush, than to enlarge it and still maintain the pixel integrity :)) and are shown actual size in the preview pic. Each brush is clearly labeled, and some have usage notes to prevent the uninformed (those who know little or nothing about sewing) from misusing them and taking away from the realism of a work they're used in. That being said, many of them are used (rarely) for decorative top-stitching, so don't let me stop you :D.

The set is arranged with all the hand stitches first; followed by a separator brush marking the beginning of the machine stitches. The first two brushes in the set are the same ones I used to create all the thread brushes. If you need to do any custom stitching (embroidery, etc.), you can use the pen tool to create the stitch: stroke the path with the 4 pixel brush, then stroke it again with the 2 pixel eraser. Doing it this way will maintain the same look as these brushes. Incidentally the floss stitches were done with a 5 pixel brush and 4 pixel eraser. All of the stitches are dependant on the direction of your stroke, and many of them look fine if you keep your curves relatively wide. Most of the stitches that cross each other (herringbone, featherstitch, blanket stitch, etc.) can't tolerate much curving before they look weird. If you need to draw them curvy, you'll need to do some manual touching up (use the 2 pixel), or simply plop a single one and duplicate/rotate it as desired. You'll have to touch up the end stitch for these brushes after drawing them too. The chainstitch, appearing in the handstitch half is also produced by most quality machines (it's labeled too).

The Buttonhole stamp brushes only come in one size, if you need a longer or shorter hand-bound buttonhole, the narrow buttonhole stitch brush can be used to do so (along with the custom length bar tack brush). These brushes serve as a good example of how to construct hand finished buttonholes . There are no brushes specifically for machine sewn buttonholes, these are done with short/wide machine zig-zag (use the 5W/24L brush) and a satin stitch (or zig-zag stitch) to make the end bar tacks. For rounded machine buttonholes, use the 2W/24L stitch, and cut a single full ball stitch in half for the end tacks. Similarly, the arrowhead pattern is used to make machine facsimilies of arrowhead tacks (just use a single one). All of the edging stitches are labeled with which side is on the edge (on the preview), which is drawn left to right to get the same orientation BTW. If it's also a hemming stitch the orientation is up unless otherwise noted.

There are a number of brushes left out of the preview pic, as there simply wasn't enough room to have them all (for some reason I prefer to do all my previews at wallpaper size..go figure). Only a sampling of the standard machine stitch widths/lengths are shown, and there are several others missing (both hand and machine stitches). I didn't make a brush for every possible machine stitch, but there's a decent sampling of less common stitches, twin-needle stitches, decorative topstitching, etc. If You're savvy in the zen ways of Photoshop, many of the stitches I left out will be easy to make with the brushes in this set anyway (alternating needle position, combination stitches, twin needles, etc.). There are also some hand stitches I intentionally left out, due to the unlikelyhood of anyone actually needing them, plus there may be quite a few that I don't know about too :) .. that being said, this is still probably the most complete brush set of it's kind that you're likely to find. Most of the brushes were made using reference material from around the house (my Mom is a seamstress), all of the handstitches are accurately named, as are most of the machine stitches, there are, however, a few machine stitches in this set that didn't appear in any of our reference books (but appear on one, or more, of the machines), so these are named with an educated guess based on nearby settings (of known stitches) on the machines, and/or knowing what they're used a couple of cases they are named based on their shape.

Feel free to use in any non-commercial works, credit to me is appreciated (but not necessary), as is a link-back to see what they're being used for. If you like, and/or use these brushes a fave is also greatly appreciated, as is a donation of a point or two :D
For commercial use contact me first (this includes prints). Under no circumstances do I condone the use of my brush sets for racist works, or any other form of hatred. Make your own brushes..don't let me catch you using mine. These brushes were made in P/S CS4.

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pixeldecor Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2016
I'm not sure I get how to  fill the stitches in, how do you do it?
ominousaccordian Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016  Student General Artist
Augh, I needed these so badly--thank you!
bathens Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2015
These are wonderful-thank you.
pamelamc Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2015
Thank you. These brushes are fantastic and will come in very handy.
Quijuka Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2015
Thank you!!! 
uncharming Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2015
thanx a lot !
Azcrabcakes Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2015
Thank you!
azhiyoo Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015
thank youHug 
notimaginary Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015
Thanks for sharing this fantastic resource.

I used it [here]
ryoshi-un Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is brilliant.
MozLiz Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015
Easier to do digitally than IRL! :) Thank you!
Soscrumptious Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014
Wow, these are incredible and mind-blowingly comprehensive. I've never seen anything like them before! 
yiyimore Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
KatVit Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014   Digital Artist
Thank you so much! I used it here…
MoNamisha Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014

Really nice brushes, thank you for the hard work! :)
How much would it cost to use these commercially? 
Do let me know.

Much thanks!
anacmola Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014
Muchas gracias
ZoeLXY Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Student Interface Designer
谢谢分享 下载刘明
Canoee Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014

ayashige-doodles Featured By Owner May 21, 2014
Really awesome, thanks for making them!
jak-fanatic Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing brushes, some of the best I've seen, even if they're designed to be a little bigger than what I normally work with.
diavollo Featured By Owner May 2, 2014
Excellent. I have been searching brushes like this. Good work !
whitefishsc Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014
I adore these and appreciate your gracious gift so much!   I am just starting to learn photoshop, but everything I draw on my ipad turns out textile related, so you know I will love using these!  Thank you Thank you!
Elric888 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014
Happy to oblige :D
margorose13 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Professional Artist
These look great and I'd love to use them in my work, and pay you something for them, but the download link led me to a virus.  Is there a way to get a clean download?
Elric888 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014
I sometimes get viral popups from deviantart too, its the ads. I checked the download, and it's the same .abr file it should be. Just try it again. And you might think about updating your browser with anti-java and better security plugins.
iuliasan Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
May I use this image as a cover photo on my Facebook page?
Elric888 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014
I'd really rather you didn't. However feel free to use the brush set to make your own, that's what they're for :)
iuliasan Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ok, thank you for your response.
Have a great day!
Elric888 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014
Sidian07 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Student General Artist
So cute!
Can't wait to use it~
ORIHIME-H Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014
thank you
diamondmarine Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
this is rad as hell, thank you!!! wow
carlamlightel Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013
thank you
piichen Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013
hey, may i use your brush for a educational broshure about fair clothing?
pacolv Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013
gracias man
H-2DOS Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
thank you :-D
ncborn Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
Thank you so much for sharing your creations. These are just wonderful and I know I will love them.
puritan66 Featured By Owner May 26, 2013
Thank you !
3824 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013
thank you
carlamlightel Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
thank you perfect
I have used this brushes to create the stitch patterns for following work. thanks! : [link]
denshiro Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
Request for the permission to include your brushes, Stitching Brush Set, in our book.

Dear Elric888,

My name is Yoshi Matsusawa of Frogdesign, Japan. I'm writing here to ask you for your permission to include your brushes, Stitching Brush Set, in the book we are currently preparing to be published by MdN Corporation, Inc. in Japan for graphic designers and artists. In this book, we don't just list the brushes but show the readers actual art samples which are composed using brushes in effective ways. The book is accompanied with DVD-ROM which contains brush data and graphic art materials used in the book.

Please note;
1. We would put author's name and the site's URL in the book.
2. We'd like to know if commercial use of the Stitching Brush Set is allowed.
3. What are the conditions for the use of the Stitching Brush Set if any, like the users need to include the credit in their works and/or need to contact the author?
4. Please provide us your mailing address if you wish to receive a copy when printed.

We would appreciate your consideration and cooperation very much.
Please contact me regarding this matter.

Best wishes,

Yoshi Matsusawa

Yoshiaki Matsusawa
Frogdesign, Inc.
tombraider4ever Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
I have used your bruses here: [link] :)
stebanty Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012
=o) Nice
JackeStew Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
Seriously, they are amazing!
MissMartiniCorsets Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
HURRAH! EXACTLY what i was looking for! keyhole buttonhole <3
aga19988 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
This is exacly what i needed for new graphic! Thanks for adding it :3
Ja-Kitsu-Ryou Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for this! :hug: I have recently gotten sucked into digital scrapbooking, and this is perfect for the personal project I am working on. :+fav:
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