Embroidery Stitch Guide

Embroidery Stitch Guide

Learn the different embroidery stitches.


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Algerian Eye Stitch

A tutorial showing you how to make the Algerian Eye Stitch, which is also known as the Algerian Eyelet Stitch or the Star Eyelet Stitch. Needlepointers.com


Backstitch - How to outline a cross stitch design

This video tutorial is on how to outline a cross stitch design using the backstitch. It includes instructions and tips on backstitching. Needlepointers.com


Backstitch (Video)

This video will show you how to hand embroider the backstitch which is a common outline stitch used in counted cross stitch and embroidery. Needlepointers.com


Basket Stitch - Video

A embroidery stitch tutorial on how to do the basket stitch. Needlepointers.com


Blanket Stitch (Video)

This Needlepointers.com video tutorial is on how to do the blanket stitch. The blanket stitch got its name because the stitch was used to hold down the edge of a blanket. This decorative stitch is used as an edge stitch to finish seams, to apply appliqué to a project and decorate crazy quilts. Needlepointers.com


Blanket Stitch - How to Do Corners (Video)

This tutorial will show you have to go around the corner of a project when doing the blanket stitch. Doing blanket stitch corners is easy. Needlepointers.com


Blanket Stitch - How to End the Blanket Stitch (Video)

This tutorial is on how-to end the blanket stitch. The tutorial shows how to end the blanket stitch if you have two layers of fabric and if you have one layer of fabric. Needlepointers.com


Blanket Stitch - Short and Long Blanket Stitch (Video)

Learn how to stitch the short and long blanket stitch which is a variation of the basic blanket stitch. This decorative stitch can be used in crazy quilts and appliqué in addition as a hemstitch on projects. Needlepointers.com

Braid Stitch

Stitch School

Bullion Knot

Text instructions with photos. Pintangle

Buttonhole Stitch

Learn how to use the buttonhole stitch to make flowers, wheels and circles. Kreink

Buttonhole Wheel (Video)

A video on how to do the embroidery techique - buttonhole wheel. Needle 'N Thread


Cable Stitch (Embroidery Stitch)

This video will show how to do the cable embroidery stitch which is a hand embroidery stitch. This needlework stitch is an outline stitch which can be worked along a straight line or curve. Needlepointers.com


Chain Stitch (Video)

This video is on how to hand embroider a chain stitch. The chain stitch is a series of loops joined together to form a chain. A Chain stitch is used as a decorative outline stitch. Needlepointers.com


Chevron Stitch (Video)

This video will show you how to embroider the Chevron stitch. The Chevron stitch is worked on two parallel lines and it is a beautiful decorative stitch which is ideal for borders. Needlepointers.com

Chinese or Pekingese Embroidery Stitch

French Knots

Closed Blanket Stitch

French Knots

Closed Fly Stitch

Your Choice Needlework

Couching Stitch

Instructions, illustration and video. Annie's Attic

Cretan Stitch

A variation of the feather stitch. French Knots

Cross Stitch

Two methods for the cross stitch. Annie's Attic

Cross Stitch - Long Armed Cross Stitch

Your Choice Needlework

Crossed Blanket Stitch

French Knots


Double Cross Stitch (Smyrna Stitch)

Learn how to stitch the double cross stitch on plastic canvas. This stitch is also known as the Smyrna Stitch Needlepointers.com

Double Herringbone Stitch

This version of double herringbone stitch is also known as Indian herringbone stitch. Learn more here. In A Minute Ago


Double Running Embroidery Stitch

This video will show you how to do the double running embroidery stitch which is also known as the Holbein stitch.


Illustration, instructions and video. Annie's Attic

Eyelet Hole Embroidery Stitch

How to make the eyelet embroidery stitch. French Knots

Feather Chain Stitch

Your Choice Needlework


Feather Stitch (Video)

How to do the feather stitch. This is a hand-embroidery decorative stitch which creates a vine or branch looking line. Needlepointers.com

Fern Stitch

About.com Embroidery

Fern Stitch

Sarah's Hand Embroidery Tutorials

Fishbone Stitch

Sarah's Hand Embroidery Tutorials

Fishbone Stitch (Video)

A video on how to do the Fishbone stitch. Needle 'N Thread


Instructions, illustration and video. Annie's Attic


French Knot (Video)

A tutorial on how to do the French knot. Needlepointers.com


Half Cross Stitch

A tutorial showing how to do the half cross stitch on plastic canvas. This is a basic needlepoint stitch which is stitched diagonally over one bar. Needlepointers.com

Half Cross-Stitch

Simply the first part of a cross-stitch which can be slanted in either direction. Annie's Attic


Herringbone Stitch (Video)

This video will show how to stitch the herringbone stitch. The herringbone stitch is a popular embroidery stitch often used for borders.

Jacquard Stitch

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