Embroidery Tutorials

Embroidery Tutorials

Step-by-step directions for embroidery stitches, including videos and samplers. Our embroidery tutorials provide tips and hints for stitching basic to complex stitches to embellish your project. Embroidery stitches add visual interest to garments, home dec items, quilts, toys and more! Browse through our embroidery tutorials and find a new stitch to try today!

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The double threaded running stitch starts with the basic running stitch and then is laced one direction with either the same or contrasting thread, and then laced the opposite direction...

The Portuguese Stem Stitch has an interesting texture with a knotted look. It creates unusual and sturdy lines, giving the effect of a couched cord, but is much stronger. The...

The Checkered Chain Stitch is also known as the Alternating Chain Stitch, Two Color Chain Stitch and the Magic Chain Stitch. This stitch uses two colors of threads through one...

The Up and Down Buttonhole Stitch is #40 on my journey to do an embroidery sampler with 100+ embroidery stitches. I’m finding that I’m now getting into stitches that are...

The overcast stitch for hand embroidery is very different than the overcast stitch on a sewing machine or serger. In hand embroidery, it helps keep down a thread to give...

The blanket stitch, as you would guess, it is typically used to edge blankets, and other edges like on table cloths, runners, even wool jackets. It is considered one of...

The long and short stitch is #36 on my journey to do an embroidery stitch sampler of 100+ stitches. This stitch is used to fill large areas with long and...

The Satin Stitch is used for filling spaces that are not too large. If the spaces are larger, either break up the space into smaller areas, making it part of...

The Flat stitch is a simple way to fill a shape. Similar to the fishbone stitch, this stitch doesn’t give nice sharp edges — something I learned doing these samples....

The closed buttonhole is a variation on the buttonhole stitch and is used for borders and as an edge stitch. In my sampler, I did some straight lines on the...