Hand Embroidery for Beginners – Part 2 | 10 Basic Stitches | HandiWorks #52


Beginners hand embroidery. Follow me as I learn how to do the art of hand embroidery, and invite you to learn with me.

Today i will be covering 10 Basic stitches.
Once you familiarize yourself with basic stitches, you will find that they are the foundation to those more elaborate stitches that once seemed too difficult to tackle.

This is the beginning of a hand embroidery journey that I hope you will follow along with.

0:19 -Running Stitch
1:14 -Back Stitch
2:32 -Split Stitch
3:46 -Stem Stitch
5:11 -French Knots
6:22 -Chain Stitch
7:21 -Feather Stitch
8:26 -Satin Stitch
9:31 -Lazy Daisy
10:53-Seed Stitch

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Two ways to do the running stitch: First method is similar to hand sewing and can be completed by pushing the needle and floss in and over the fabric in one continuous motion Second method can be literally pushing the needle through the fabric and pulling it back up. Here I am showing you method one. Backstitch creates a solid line and is good for hand embroidering text or outlining a design. Similar to the backstitch, the split stitch creates a solid line with an added texture to it. This stitch is appropriate for text and outline as well, but it also works to fill designs and create variation from the running or backstitch. The stem stitch got its name from being the common stitch used for the stems of flowers or vines French Knots can be used to accent designs or create fun fillers for most designs. Chain stitch makes for a great outline stitch as well as a frame for a pattern or design. Another variation of a chain stitch is the feather stitch. This stitch looks great as a frame or border to an embroidered piece. Satin stitch creates a smooth appearance. I like to use this stitch to fill in hearts or the leaves of flowers. This is a version of the chain stitch often referred to as the “detached chain stitch” or “lazy daisy.” Imagine tossing the contents of a seed packet into the air and watching the seeds fall randomly on the ground. That same concept applies here.

32 thoughts on “Hand Embroidery for Beginners – Part 2 | 10 Basic Stitches | HandiWorks #52”

  1. Omg thank you! I’m making a doll and needed to embroider the eyes and mouth and couldn’t figure out how! The stem stitch and satin stitch worked perfectly! Thank you!

  2. I have a question: you are lefthanded and stitch from left to right. Does that mean as a righthander I should start from the right and go to the left or should I do exactly as you do but just with my right hand?

  3. Please let us use cotton or other natural fibers for our crafts! We need our planet & handcrafts are so valuable that spending a little more in a better product for us and the planet is mandatory.

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