I ❤ ribbon embroidery . . . Stem Stitch- — Bring your needle up at A, and pull it through. — Insert your needle at B, about 1/2 inch from A. Holding ribbon below your stitching line, bring your needle back up at C, about 1/8 inch from B, and pull it through. Continue in the same manner, making sure the ribbon is always held below the stitching line.