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Embroidery Stitch Guide

Embroidery Stitch Guide

Learn the different embroidery stitches.




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Algerian Eye Stitch

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

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)

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

Basket Stitch - Video

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



Blanket Stitch (Video)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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

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.

Eyelet

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)

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

Flystitch

Instructions, illustration and video. Annie's Attic

French Knot (Video)

French Knot (Video)

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



Half Cross Stitch

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)

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

Create Needlepoint



Kloster Blocks (Hardanger)

Learn how to do the kloster block in hardanger. Caron Collection

Ladder Stitch

A braided stitch in embroiderywork. Stitch School

Lazy Daisy Stitch (Video)

Lazy Daisy Stitch (Video)

Learn how to do the lazy daisy stitch with this video. Needlepointers.com

Maidenhair Stitch

An illustration on how to do the Maiden Hair stitch. Needlecrafter.com



Mosaic Stitch

Threadneedle Street

Mountmellick stitch (Video)

The Mountmellick stitch is a decorative outline stitch. This video will show you how. Needle 'N Thread

Needlelace

Step-by-step instructions and illustrations for needlelace. Heritage Shoppe

Open Fishbone Stitch

Kimberly Ouimet



Portuguese Stem Stitch

An illustration on how to do the Portuguese stem stitch. Needlecrafter.com

Queen Stitches

Johanna's Needlework Stitches

Rambler Rose Stitch

French Knots

Reverse Mosaic Stitch

Create Needlepoint



Rhodes Stitch

About.com Needlepoint

Roumanian Stitch

Learn how to do the Roumanian stitch which is a stitch with a braided center. Primrose Design

Running Stitch

Instructions, illustations and video. Annie's Attic

Satin Stitch

Instructions, illustrations and video. Annie's Attic



Satin Stitch

The satin stitch is used for filling in a design. Kreink

Slanted Gobelin Stitch

Create Needlepoint

Smyrna Stitch (Double Cross Stitch/Snowflack Stitch)

Smyrna Stitch (Double Cross Stitch/Snowflack Stitch)

This video will show you how to do the Smyrna Stitch which is a textured stitch which can be used as a filler, as a border and in chicken scratch embroidery. This stitch is also called the double cross stitch or Snowflake stitch. Needlepointers.com

Spider Web Rose Stitch

A needlework stitch. Kreink



Split Stitch

How to embroider a split stitch. Sublime Stitching

Square Chain Stitch

Your Choice Needlework

Stem Stitch

Illustration, instructions and video. Annie's Attic

Straight Stitch

Illustration, instructions and video. Annie's Attic



Threaded Backstitch

French Knots

Twisted Chain Embroidery Stitch

Stitch School

Twisted Chain Stitch (Video)

Needle 'N Thread

Vandyke Stitch

This embroidery stitch has a braided center. Learn how to do the Vandyke stitch. Primerose Design



Vandyke Stitch (Video)

A video tutorial of the embroidery stitch - Vandyke stitch. Needle 'N Thread

Wheat Stitch (Video)

The wheat stitch is a variation of the chain stitch. This video will shows how to do the wheat stitch. Needle 'N Thread

Whipped Backstitch

Instructions, illustrations and video. Annie's Attic

Woven Circle Stitch

Sarah's Hand Embroidery Tutorials



Zig Zag Chain Stitch

Your Choice Needlework











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