Sew Embroidery Stitches

How To : Create a neat ladder stitch in sewing

Thankfully for sewing and embroidery beginners, the ladder stitch is one little animal that is completely guileless and straight to the point. Composed of vertical rows of neat horizontal stripes, the ladder stitch creates - you guessed it - a ladder shape. A ladder stitch is ...more

How To : Hand sew stitches

Hand sewing is an important skill for fashion designers to have when tailoring and customizing a garment. Learn to hand sew various stitches from a fashion designer in this free sewing video. Part 1 of 14 - How to Hand sew stitches. Hand sew stitches - Part 2 of 14. Click thro ...more

How To : Sew three basic stitches while garment making

A clear complete demonstration of three basic hand Stitches used when making a garment. This video sewing tutorial demonstrates and explains the basting stitch, catch stitch, and thread tracing. Watch this instructional tutorial and learn how to sew three basic stitches for ga ...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 : 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 : 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 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 : 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 : Do a chain stitch

Getting started in the world of sewing & embroidery? The chain stitch is a popular stitch in which a series of looped stitches form a chain-like pattern. Get started doing the chain stitch with help from this great tutorial provided by Stampin Mama.

How To : Sew a blind hem stitch to make Roman shades

This video demonstrates how to sew a blind hem stitch to make Roman shades. This stitch is very easy to do. You need a sewing machine that has a blind hem stitch already programmed in it and a blind hem foot. The video shows two different kinds of blind hem foot for two differ ...more

How To : Do the Woven Picot Stitch

There are many dimensional embroidery stitches , but one of the most fun is the woven picot. You can do a lot with it! It's an easy embroidery stitch - it looks more advanced than it actually is! It's a great stitch for adding texture to your embroidery project, and it doesn't ...more

How To : Do the Palestrina Stitch

Here's another video tutorial from Needle 'n Thread for hand embroidery stitches - this one is for the Palestrina stitch. Palestrina stitch is used for outlining or filling and is common in both Jacobean designs as well as in Mountmellick embroidery, the latter because it give ...more

How To : Do the Raised Chain Stitch Band

This is a composite stitch. There are two embroidery stitches here put together to make the raised chain: the simple straight stitch which forms the bars on which you stitch the chain stitch. Watch this video from Needle 'n Thread to see how it's done. Video: .

How To : Do the Ribbed Spider Web Stitch

The spider web stitch and the ribbed spider web stitch are both "woven" embroidery stitches, either used as isolated accents or used in clusters. They aren't a line stitch or a filling stitch, and they aren't really a "small" detached stitch that can speckle a background light ...more

How To : Do the Padded Satin Stitch

Of all the hand embroidery stitches that exist, one of the most beautiful, when done well, is the satin stitch. It does take a little practice to get the hang of satin stitching, and it is true that it is not a very "forgiving" stitch. Watch the video from Needle 'n Thread to ...more

How To : Do a Checkered or Alternating Chain Stitch

The chain stitch is perhaps one of the most common stitches in hand embroidery. By itself, it's pretty versatile. Add all the variations, and you can do just about anything with the chain stitch! Here's the alternating or checkered chain stitch. Watch this video from Needle 'n ...more

How To : Do the Ladder Stitch

Ladder stitch in hand embroidery can be one of two stitches. There's the surface embroidery technique that creates a decorative band that looks a lot like a ladder, with edges that look like a chain stitch. There's also a drawn thread technique called ladder stitch that produc ...more

How To : Do the Wheat Stitch

If you are a beginner at hand embroidery, one of the first stitches you will probably learn is the chain stitch. The chain stitch has many variations, and one of them is the wheat stitch, also known as the wheatear stitch. This stitch is simple to work and produces a line that ...more

How To : Do the Couching Stitch

Couching is another easy embroidery stitch in hand embroidery, and a great way to create decorative line stitches that scroll and twirl about. It's also widely used for filling areas, and historically was used to great effect during the Middle Ages and Renaissance in a techniq ...more

How To : Knit a Little Heart Cushion

This sweet little knitted heart cushion is easy to create and makes a lovely gift. It can also be used as a sachet. Here are the directions. First the graph: Next, the written instructions. You must make two of them. Cast on (CO) 2 stitches. Increase (Inc.) 1 stitch on each ...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 the Chevron Stitch

The Chevron Stitch is used in hand embroidery to work decorative bands and seam embellishments. It's a great stitch for smocking, too. Chevron Stitch is a lot like the herringbone stitch, differing only slightly by the fact that the stitches on the upwards stroke do not cross ...more

How To : Sew a blind hem stitch with a Viking hem foot

Watch this how-to video and learn how to sew a blind hem stitch step by step. A blind hem stitch is the perfect stitch to use when hemming your draperies. Blind hem stitches are perfect when you don't want to see the stitches on the front side of your fabric.

How To : Sew a blind hem stitch

Watch this how-to video and learn how to sew a blind hem stitch step by step. A blind hem stitch is the perfect stitch to use when hemming your draperies. Blind hem stitches are perfect when you don't want to see the stitches on the front side of your fabric.

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 : Knit a Decorative Flower

This beautiful flower can be used as decoration on a hat, scarf, headband or purse. You name it. There are many uses. On the photo above, I added it to a hat. I have also used it as a decoration on a napkin ring. The flower is knit in three parts. Check out the instructions be ...more

How To : Do knit-one-purl-one bind-off

This video demonstrates how to do a basic knit-one-purl-one bind-off. This is a bind off for knit 1 purl 1 ribbing. Knit-One Purl-One Bind-Off A very nice BO for ribbing This is a bind-off for K1 P1 ribbing. If you're familiar with the kitchener stitch, you may prefer to work ...more

How To : Start using the sewing machine for beginners

Are you picking up sewing for the first time, or simply looking to brush up on your sewing machine skills? This video covers all the basics of how to sew with a sewing machine. It also covers what basic sewing supplies are needed, how to wind a bobbin, how to correctly place ...more

How To : Sew and join the edges on a crochet ribbing

The Art of Crochet by Teresa explains how to sew together crochet ribbing. Thread a tapestry needle and align the edges of the crocheting project. Sew the first stitch together and secure with a knot. Sewing through the top of the stitch on the edge will help prevent distortio ...more

How To : Embroider the free standing lace technique

Delicate, light and lacy! Free-standing lace designs are a joy to sew, and raise creativity and embroidery to new and exciting levels. This embroidery instructional video will bring your freestanding lace technique to whole new levels. Learn some embroidery techniques today!

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 : Insert basting stitches in Embird

Using Embird embroidery software, Rosanne shows us how to use the Basting Stitches control properly, for a perfect design. Rosanne will also show you the bast in a hoop technique for more security. Insert basting stitches in Embird. Click through to watch this video on editing ...more

How To : Remove underlying stitches in Embird

For design embroidery software Embird. Want to know how to remove pesky underlying stitches using the Mask Tool? Rosanne demonstrates in this tutorial using the pull tool, as well. Remove underlying stitches in Embird. Click through to watch this video on editingwizardry.com

How To : Knit socks

Socks may be one of the lamest gifts you could get someone, especially a child… or a boyfriend or girlfriend. But there is one exception… homemade knitted socks. Make these super simple, handcrafted socks for everyone in your family. You Will Need * Two size 8 knitting needle ...more

How To : Make crepe paper flowers

Becca from Amazing Paper Grace demonstrates how to make crepe paper flowers. The supplies needed are a roll of crepe paper, scissors, a ruler, and a sewing machine or needle and thread. Measure a yard of crepe paper and trim it narrower if you want a smaller flower. Use the se ...more

How To : Add crochet embellishments to clothing

Un-dull your crocheted sweater with a little creativity. Adding some decorative details and features to your clothing will do wonders for fashion, and could hide unsightly holes! Embellishing with crochet can be a creative way to repair a piece of clothing, and it can add flai ...more

How To : Sew a hem

Sure, you can always use iron-on hem tape to shorten those pants, but maybe it’s time to join the 35 million Americans who can sew—yes, with a needle and thread—a hem. You Will Need * A seam ripper * A floor-length mirror * Straight pins * An iron * A sewing needle * Thread S ...more

How To : Add embroidery to straps

Ever wanted to add embroidery to your straps? Kirsten demonstrates the easy steps involved. Precise detail is needed to sew the design to the straps so hooping will be necessary. Add embroidery to straps. Click through to watch this video on embroidery.com

How To : Spice up your cross stitching with beads and charms

This video shows ways to spice up your stitching using beads and charms. It’s a great way to add 3D aspects without having to do complicated techniques. Examples of good places to add beads are eyes, punctuation marks, and similar things. They can be used instead of stitches s ...more

How To : Decorate your jeans with easy embroidery

In this tutorial, we learn how to decorate your jeans with embroidery. First, you will lay your jeans flat on a surface, then trace out the space you want to make on a piece of paper and cut it out. After this, place the paper on an embroidery sheet to transfer the design. Whe ...more

How To : Master the art of applique embroidery

With applique embroidery, your favorite fabric fills in the majority of the design. That means your sewout has fewer stitches, and you have an excuse to add to your fabric stash. This applique instructional video will take you through all the necessary steps. Master the art of ...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 keychain as an easy gift

Fun, creative, and functional, these embroidered keychains are a snap to sew and make fast, easy gifts and party favors. And the best part? They're made almost entirely in the embroidery hoop! Pick up some hlepful embroidery tips with fun craft tutorial video.

How To : Make a Pilgrim costume

Whether for a boy or a girl, a Pilgrim costume is one of the easiest costumes to make. You Will Need * A basic black outfit * Black shoes * Thick white knee socks * Several yards of white fabric or felt * Scissors * Needle and thread, or a glue gun * A white half-apron * Four ...more

How To : Make coasters out of old wine corks

You've uncorked a bottle of fine wine. Now what are you supposed to do with that cork? Don't just throw it away! Breathe new life into your old corks by recycling them into all-natural coasters. You Will Need *Five to six wine corks *A hot glue gun *An old newspaper *Craft g ...more

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

How To : Sew stitched stationary

This ReadyMade video shows you how to make your own creative stitched stationary by sewing paper together for a variety of uses. All you need is a sewing machine (or needle and thread) and paper.

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 : Sew a whip stitch by hand

This how to video sewing tutorial demonstrates how to sew a whip stitch by hand, just in case you don't have a sewing machine. The straight stitch is excellent for simple hems, decorative stitching and gathering fabric.

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