7 days of stitches

Learning new stitches can seem daunting at first glance. There are over 200 of them and you can alter each of them. However, there are some basic stitches that many modern embroidery patterns use.

If you tackle learning them one stitch at a time you will be able to stitch comfortably soon!

learn the basic embroidery stitches

The basic embroidery stitches

The next 7 pictures show you the most basic embroidery stitches. Click on the picture to go to the tutorial page for each embroidery stitch. The stitch series is build so you can learn one stitch each day.

how to embroider the running stitch
how to embroider the backstitch
how to embroider the chain stitch
how to embroider the stem stitch
how to embroider the french knot
how to embroider the satin stitch
how to embroider the herringbone stitch


35 pages filled to the brim with answers to beginner questions

More embroidery stitches

Are you still eager to learn more stitches? Here is the second set of 7 basic embroidery stitches!

how to embroider the blanket stitch
how to embroider the feather stitch
How to do needle weaving
how to embroider the cross stitch
how to embroider the fly stitch
How to do couching
how to embroider the straight stitch

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