Embroider the Running Stitch

How To : Embroider the running stitch

Make It Mine Magazine editor Linda Augsburg shows you how to do a running stitch. The running stitch basically looks like a line of dashed stitches, very similar to the quilting stitch. Watch this video embroidery tutorial and learn how to sew the running stitch.

How To : Embroider by using a running stitch

The running stitch is one of the most basic stitches, used in both embroidery and sewing. This tutorial shows you how to use it for your embroidery projects. A running stitch is best used for outlining the rest of your threadwork.

How To : Do the embroidery running stitch

For right-handers, work from right to left or top to bottom. For left-handers, work from left to right, or top to bottom. Bring the needle to the front of the fabric at A, and pull the thread through. Now, for the rest of your stitches, you can work them more quickly if you "r ...more

How To : Do the Whipped Running Stitch

Another hand embroidery stitch that's great for beginning embroidery - the whipped running stitch. It's a simple, quick stitch to work. This stitch is one of many line stitches that can be used for bold or delicate outlines, depending on your choice of thread. Watch this video ...more

How To : Do a running stitch

Getting started in the world of sewing & embroidery? The running stitch is the most popular of stitches in which the needle is passed in and out of the fabric. Get started doing the running stitch (sometimes called the straight stitch) with help from this fantastic tutorial pr ...more

How To : Embroider the blanket stitch on crocheted projects

Add an even more personal touch to your crocheted projects. This how to video is a tutorial on how to embroider crochet projects with the blanket stitch. This stitch is typically used to embroider cloth, but you can embroider just about anything.

How To : Embroider the split stitch

Make It Mine Magazine editor Linda Augsburgs shows you how to do a split stitch. The split stitch looks like a small, delicate chain stitch, but it's actually a series of small straight stitches. Watch this video embroidery tutorial and learn how to sew a split stitch.

How To : Embroider the stem stitch

Make It Mine Magazine editor Linda Augsburg demonstrates how to do a stem stitch. The stem stitch almost looks like a twisted cord. It's great for working around a curve. Watch this video embroidery tutorial and learn how to sew a stem stitch.

How To : Embroider with a cross-stitch

Watch Kirsten as she shows you how to cross-stitch a clock face using the best technique for forming a picture with a embroidery machine, or even hand stitching. This demonstration is a perfect example using two birds sitting on flowers. Embroider with a cross-stitch. Click th ...more

How To : Embroider a simple shape using a chain stitch

Embroidery is a useful skill to develop so you can add your own embelllishemnts to favorite clothes, and it's not as difficult as it seems. This tutorial, perfect for beginners, shows you how to create a simple embroidery pattern using the basic chain stitch.

How To : Embroider a sweetheart rose

This tutorial embroidery video will teach you to make the Sweetheart Rose, also known as the Colonial Knot Running Stitch Rose or Fargo Rose. This is a wonderful stitch for embroidery and can add a nice personal touch. All you need is some ribbon.

How To : Join knitted squares for sweaters or a hat

If you're an avid knitter, then you're probably making dozens of different pojects at the same time: scarves, Afghan quilts, hats, and wee slippers for your dog. So you need a video that doesn't waste your time (so you can finish that last row on your striped rugby scarf) by g ...more

How To : Start knitting the basics

Cat Morley and her charming Scottish accent show you how to knit in this video crafting tutorial. Learn how to cast on, hold the knitting needles, knit stitch, pearl stitch, change a ball of yarn (great for changing colors, or even when running out of yarn), decrease stitches, ...more

How To : Embroider back stitches on crochet projects

Add more personal touches to your handmade crochet items. This how to video is a tutorial on how to embroider crochet projects using back stitches. You can embroider just about anything with the back stitch. Watch and learn.

How To : Embroider chain stitches on crochet projects

Add more personal touches to your handmade crochet items. This how to video is a tutorial on how to embroider crochet projects using chain stitches. You can embroider just about anything with the chain stitch. Watch and learn.

How To : Make a purple felt flower

This video is going to show you how to create purple felt flowers for your children or a nice little gift. The items you will need are an 18in piece of tread doubled knotted at the end, hot glue gun, a needle, a pom pom, and felt cut into the shapes you want to make your flowe ...more

How To : Sew by hand

Watch this video to learn how to sew by hand! You need scissors, thread (or floss), a needle, and fabric. First, stick your threaded needle through the cloth and pull the thread through. To make a running stitch, push it back through to the opposite side. Your stitches should ...more

How To : Make a quick, cute 6 loop hairbow

First of all you have to place your thumb or attach a pin on the ribbon such that there is a space of two to three inches left outside. Bend the ribbon back to the center to create your first loop. Now you have to pass the ribbon back underneath the bow. Then you have to again ...more

How To : Make your own art journal

By watching this video, you will learn how to create your own art journal. Begin by cutting pieces of heavy weight cardstock 5" by 8". After you have cut all your sheets, fold them in half. If you want a defined crease, you can use a bone folder. Next, poke small holes in the ...more

Garters : Ain't Just for Holdin' Stockings! (Loom Knit)

Garter Belt? Garter stitch! Yes, it is the Garter Stitch. The tried and true. The classic knit sequence stitch pattern of running a row of knit stitches and then a row of purl and back to knit. Start your project & finish in this stitch on your panel, scarf, or hat won't curl ...more

How To : Embroider a Bullion Tipped lazy daisy

This video is a tutorial for Silk Ribbon Embroidery for the Bullion Tipped Lazy Daisy Stitch. This stitch is extremely cute, and all your friends will be jealous of your embroidery of the lazy daisy.

How To : Turn old jeans into a skirt

Summer is just around the corner and those jeans that seemed perfect for winter aren't looking so hot. Put those jeans to use, and make your very own jean skirt. Grab a pair of scissors and a sewing machine and get started. Turn your old jeans into a cute skirt and embrace yo ...more

How To : Start embroidering with some basic stitches

This tutorial is a concise tutorial on the basic embroidery stitches. Learn how to do a French knot, flower, chain stitch, back stitch, outline stitch, satin stitch, and a cross stitch. All you need is some fabric, an embroidery hoop, floss and needle.

How To : Do an arrowhead stitch when embroidering

In this tutorial, we learn how to do an arrowhead stitch when embroidering. Start off by pushing the thread through, then pulling it under, then back through at a diagonal angle. After this, thread it back through, making the same angle on the opposite end. As you continue to ...more

How To : Back stitch when embroidering

This video tutorial belongs to the Arts & Crafts how category which is going to show you how to do back stitch when embroidering. This is really simple and easy to do and takes no time to learn. For starting, mark five dots on the cloth. Then you stitch from point 1 towards 5. ...more

How To : Do a feather stitch when embroidering

In this tutorial, we learn how to do a feather stitch while embroidering. To begin, you want to place your finger right next to where you are sewing so you are making a loop shape and helping guide your needle as you are doing this. You will want to chain the loops together, m ...more

How To : Do a Vandyke stitch when embroidering

First, bring the thread up and then make a diagonal line and bring the thread through again. Bring the thread through again below the diagonal line on the left side. Then, put your needle thread through the 'x' and make sure your loops are even. After this, bring your thread t ...more

How To : Do the crochet single rib stitch for right handers

A crochet single rib stitch is essentially a fancy way of saying a crochet stitch with an undulating up and down pattern. A "rib," or elevated stitch, runs across the finished piece vertically, forming an interesting pattern that can be used to accentuate scarves and mittens. ...more

How To : Estimate the length of tail when knitting

Ever wonder how to estimate the length of tail when knitting? Watch this knitting demonstration video and soon you will be a pro at estimating the length of tail. One of the biggest drawbacks in using the long-tail cast on is running out of tail before you have cast on the re ...more

How To : Dive into new features of Photoshop CS4

Pixel Perfect is the "perfect" show to help you with your Photoshop skills. Be amazed and learn as master digital artist Bert Monroy takes a stylus and a digital pad and treats it as Monet and Picasso do with oil and canvas. Learn the tips and tricks you need to whip those dig ...more

How To : Knit a Ball

Knitted balls can be used for all sorts of projects. The obvious is a Christmas ornament, but knitted balls can also be the basis for knitting toys or snowmen. And of course, they can be used simply as balls which make a lovely gift for a baby. They can be all one color, strip ...more

How to Knit a Scarf & Cap : All in One

Winter. Below zero temperatures. You go out to run some errands, in and out of warm stores all the time. Doesn’t it bother you that you continually have to take you cap off and put it on again before going outside? Well, now it won’t anymore. This scarf and cap is an original ...more

How To : Create an embroidered reversible watchband

Watch as Kirsten uses ribbon to create a reversible design wrist watch. She cuts the ribbon and uses a sewing machine to stitch the design together, finally gluing buttons to the end of the the sewn ribbon with designs stitched to each side. Create an embroidered reversible wa ...more

How To : Do a blanket stitch

In this video tutorial, viewers will learn how to do a blanket stitch. Begin by threading your needle. Then put the needle through only one side. Now run the needle through the other side, at the same place. Run another one through the same place to bind the edge. Now run the ...more

How To : Embroider a customized luggage tag

Creative, functional, and fabulous, these embroidered luggage tags are quick-stitching and make and fast, easy gifts. Embroidered luggage tags add a fantastic splash of color to suitcases and roller bags, making it uniquely yours for quick identification. And the best part? Th ...more

How To : Embroider a customized photo christmas ornament

Photo ornaments use a combination of applique fabric and stitches to create a great frame for pictures. This project is fast, fun, and made entirely in the embroidery hoop! This instructional embroidery video will take you through all the necessary steps - Soon you will be emb ...more

How To : Embroider a unique sweatshirt

When the seasons change, and the days and nights get cooler, its the perfect time to bundle up in a cozy embroidered sweatshirt. With thousands of embroidery designs to choose from, your perfect sweatshirt is just stitches away. Watch this embroidery video tutorial for tips on ...more

How To : Create a sexy Kim Kardashian smokey cat eye

With cheekbones so sharp they could slice your finger if you ran your hand over it, Kim Kardashian needs not a stitch of makeup to look like a total Grecian goddess. But because she's so skilled with emphasizing her own features with makeup, every time that she does wear makeu ...more

How To : Master the art of trapunto embroidery

Trapunto embroidery features running stitches sewn through fabric, batting, and stabilizer. The trapunto "puffed" negative spaces form a high relief design that makes a big visual impact. This instructional embroidery videos will take you through the steps to mastering the tra ...more

How To : Make a "One Tree Hill" Peyton-inspired tank top

Are you a fan of the CW's "One Tree Hill"? Profess your love for this long-running television hit by creating this character-inspired tank top! Based on a reconstructed tank worn by Peyton during a fight with Lucas in the fourth season, this shirt is really lightweight for sum ...more

Shortcut : 5 Secret Body Tricks

Body hacks. So simple, so ingenious. They're the shortcuts in life. We love them, the internet loves them. Back in 2008, somebody named Alicia Goh wrote a friendster blog post that has been passed along far and wide. Her tricks of the body include quick solutions for an itchy ...more

How To : Create a quick & easy fleece blanket

In order to create a fleece blanket, you will need 2 layers of fabric, for a no-sew version. Cut them evenly. Cut the 2 pieces of fabric to equal size. Cut away a 4" square from each of the corners. Then, cut 1" strips around the edges. Then, tie each pair of strips in a knot. ...more

How To : Do a lanyard twisted triangle stitch

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to do a lanyard twisted triangle stitch. Users will need 3 pieces of gimp with the same length. Take all 3 strings and tie a knot at the end. Now separate all 3 strands from each other and select one of the strands to be the top strand ...more

How To : Spot a fake Coach bag

This video provides tips on how to determine whether your Coach purse (or bag) is a fake. In order to spot a fake Coach purse, you have to look at the details closely. If there is a fabric pattern on the front, make sure that the letter is clearly a “C”. If it looks more like ...more

How To : Make a beautiful rosette using fabric paper

In order to make Fabric Paper Rosettes, you will need the following: decorative fabric paper, scissors, glue, and jewel embellishments. Cut 2 1" fabric stitch. Next, remove the fabric from its backing. Fray the edges, by removing a thread, from the edges. Cut the backing into ...more

How To : Make a sugarcraft teddy bear

Barbara Wilson of BarbraEllin Cakes demonstrates how to make an edible Teddy Bear out of flour paste icing. You will need some edible glue, spaghetti, a knife tool, a small brush, a sharp craft knife, a mouth tool and a stitch tool. Roll out a ball of icing for the body and s ...more

How To : Sew a straight stitch on a Kenmore sewing machine

This is the final step of learning how to sew on a vintage Kenmore sewing machine. Watch this how to video to learn how to sew a straight stitch on a this type of sewing machine. Run the motor as you press the reverse button, this locks up the thread.

How To : Make your own ballet style tutu

Tutus are not just for ballerinas anymore! Anyone who feels like twirling, dancing or just running around with a little extra poof can wear one! Follow this tutorial and make a tutu for yourself, your daughter or anyone else looking for a little fluff! You Will Need • Measuri ...more

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