For some reason I am intrigued with the whole idea of creating faux applique using Inkscape. I can think of endless ways this could be used and it is just SO MUCH FUN! Today I drew the illustration here of my little Robin stitched to a pillow. (I know it is not the season for Robins, but I had to think of something in my files that was a simple drawing.) I wanted to see if I could use Pattern Along Path or Scatter to place various styles of faux embroidery stitches around a drawing. It worked great! Be sure to click on the picture here to take a closer look at the stitching.
I have not created a tutorial for this but may do so in the future if anyone is interested. (Have now added a tutorial.) In the meantime, I know there are some tutorials on the Inkscape Cutting Design forum for using Pattern Along Path and Scatter. (Check out this tutorial by Aussie Carolyn for using Scatter to make a scalloped circle.) I’m sure there are other tutorials out there as well if you do a search.