Easy to follow embroidery stitch tutorials for learning fun new embroidery stitches and techniques.

Alternate Stem Stitch Embroidery Tutorial
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Alternate stem stitch is a basic line stitch with a twist. When stitched in a single row, alternate stem stitch makes a nubby textured rope-like border, while multiple rows stitched close together creates a brick-like pattern. If you’re looking for … Read More

Lazy Daisy Embroidery Stitch Tutorial
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The name says it all. Lazy Daisy is arguably the simplest stitch for creating embroidered flowers. It’s also called the Detached Chain Stitch, but let’s face it, that name is not nearly as fun! Lazy Daisy stitch is nothing more … Read More

Heavy Chain Stitch Embroidery Tutorial
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I don’t know about the rest of you, but I love chain stitch for its braided texture and ability to turn an ordinary┬áborder into something special. If you’re like me and think chain stitch is the best thing since silk … Read More

Fishbone Stitch Embroidery Tutorial
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Fishbone Stitch is most often used to fill in shapes such as leaves and feathers. It consists of a series of slanted stitches that overlap in the middle creating a center spine. Fishbone stitch can be worked close to create … Read More

Scroll Stitch Embroidery Tutorial
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I first discovered Scroll Stitch while searching for a stitch to represent water. I love the way this simple knotted line stitch creates a gently curved look reminiscent of ocean waves. Far from simply a stitch used in watery landscapes, … Read More

Satin Stitch Embroidery Tutorial
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Satin Stitch is both a favorite and a least favorite stitch for filling in shapes. On one hand, satin stitch can create a smooth block of color with a lovely satin-like finish. On the other hand, satin stitch can be … Read More

Basic Embroidery Stitches: 4 Line Stitches
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Basic embroidery stitches are the backbone of all embroidery stitches. Once you master the basics, the rest is easy. The most basic of the stitches are called line stitches. They are – you guessed it – worked along a line! … Read More

French Knot Embroidery Tutorial
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The French knot is a simple embroidery stitch that creates a cute little three-dimensional bump. No two French knots are exactly the same, which is part of what makes them so great. Alone, they make excellent animal eyes, decorative points, … Read More

Star Stitch Embroidery Tutorial
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This version of star stitch is only one of the many ways to create an embroidery star. From simple straight stitches arranged in a criss-cross pattern to complicated star stitches that require math and measurements, the star stitch methods are … Read More

Chain Stitch Tutorial
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Chain stitch is perhaps one of the most versatile of all the basic embroidery stitches. As the name implies, each stitch is connected like loops in a chain. It’s a great stitch for beginners and a favorite of embroidery veterans. … Read More

Spider Web Stitch Tutorial
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Whether you call it a spider web or a spider wheel, there’s no doubt that this creative stitch is both beautiful and simple to create. I like to use spider web stitch for large circular objects like a moon or … Read More