RUNNING STITCH: Also called straight stitch, is the most basic of hand embroidery stitches. Stitches are made by inserting the needle up through fabric and back down in small intervals. You will be working from right to left.


  • Bring needle up through fabric from backside at the end of your guideline. 

  • Insert the needle tip back into the fabric about ¼ inch away from where you first pulled thread up. 

  • Push the needle tip about 1/4 inch, then insert up through the fabric again 1/4 inch. 

  • Insert the needle tip 1/4 inch back down, then back up 1/4 inch and pull your thread through.

  • Continue from step 3 until complete.

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