Top handmade stitches

Backstitch

Backstitch is so easy to learn that you'll have it down within the first few stitches. This basic stitch is likely to be the stitch you'll use the most.

Running Stitch

This kind of stitch used for sewing almost anything from clothing to embroidery. Also known as straight stitch, the running stitch is the easiest to learn.

Split stitch

The Split stitch is a perfect choice for any pattern that involves outlining. You can make filling with thick lines of this stitch.

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Chain stitch

Chain stitch is a key element of zakka embroidery which is very popular nowadays! A quirky mixture of Japanese and Scandinavian style.

Star Stitch

A star stitch is a fun and easy embroidery stitch to make. Star stitches are usually used as an accent on a project. They get their name from their pretty, star-like appearance.

Satin Stitch

A classic fill stitch, the satin stitch can be worked in virtually any shape, but is best showcased in small areas so the thread stays taut.

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Use the right needle for the job

It’s easy to pick any needle for your embroidery project, but using the right needle for the specified job can go a long way.

Choosing your fabric

It’s perfectly possible to embroider onto all kinds of fabric – even stretchy varieties if you use a suitable stabilizer. It’s fair to say though that this would be quite an unusual choice for hand embroidery!

Needles

Different fabrics and types of embroidery require different needles, we recommend keeping at least two on hand.

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