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How to Embroider a Running Stitch – video

Last Updated on January 14, 2019 by wendigratz

How to Embroider Running Stitch - a video tutorial

Want to learn the basics of hand embroidery with an easy online workshop – totally free?

Sign up for Embroidery 101 here. You’ll learn how to get started, the tools and supplies you’ll need, the four most basic stitches, how to transfer your pattern and how to display your work.

If you already know the basics – sign up for Embroidery 201. It’s also free! You’ll learn how to stitch on specialty fabrics like felt and stretchy T-shirts. Plus you’ll learn lots and lots and LOTS more stitches – all my favorites!

There are a lot of outline stitches you can use for different effects when you’re embroidering – the running stitch is the easiest. It’s a great stitch to start with. So watch the video and get stitching!


Happy stitching!

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  1. Hi Wendy. Thank you for your embroidery tutorials – at least on these I’m a bit more familiar 🙂 my grandmother taught me when I was a little girl! I have a doubt – which is the best stitch to embroider words? Thanks again,

  2. I usually use backstitch for words – it works well for the tight turns that are in some letters. I also somtimes use split stitch because I like the raised texture, but it can be tricky if the curves are tight.

  3. Anonymous SAYS...

    where could i find some patterns to begin with

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