the Japanese darning stitch – with video tutorial

japanese darning stitch tutorial

Mending clothes has played an important role throughout history in every part of the world. I’m very happy this skill is getting more attention again nowadays. The Japanese darning stitch is one method you can use to save and repair your precious clothes or other textiles. In the tutorials below, you can see how the Japanese darning stitch is done.

This tutorial is part of the new lexicon of embroidery stitches.

The Japanese darning stitch tutorial

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The movement of the needle is sometimes hard to get across with a sketch or photograph. Video is a great way for learning embroidery stitches. On my Youtube channel, you can find many more embroidery tutorials. Every Sunday, I publish a brand new embroidery stitch tutorial. To get notified when a new video goes live, subscribe to my Youtube channel and click on the bell right beside the button.

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japanese darning stitch tutorial
japanese darning stitch tutorial

More embroidery stitches…

If you want to see more embroidery stitch tutorials, you might like the embroidery stitch lexicon. You’ll find all 206 photo tutorials there. In addition, it also includes the stitch glossary where you can look for a specific stitch name with their translations and all of the brand new video tutorial posts!

If you are new to embroidery, I highly recommend the 7 days of stitches articles. It is a blog series where you can learn step by step and with a lot of explanations of how to do the most basic embroidery stitches.

Also, the beginner’s guide to embroidery helps you with all the other stuff like:

  • which materials and tools you need
  • how to attach the thread to the fabric before and after stitching
  • what to do after stitching

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