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Embroidery 101 - Basic Embroidery Stitches

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black embroidery wall art

My First Embroidery Sampler/October 2017

BASIC EMBROIDERY STITCHES

One day, while scrolling on Instagram I found some beautiful embroidered artwork. I was so fascinated by the colorful stitches that I knew I had to try to make some of my own. I soon realized that I could design my own art by combining a few stitches on a sampler. 

If you love trying new stitches, a sampler is a great way to practice. You'll see how fun it is to just be creative and not follow any patterns. 

Here are the easiest embroidery stitches that you can start practicing right away:

  • Back Stitch

  • Straight Stitch

  • Running Stitch

What I love about these stitches is that they are great on their own or can be combined to create abstract shapes or flowers. Go ahead; give them a try! 


STRAIGHT STITCH

  • For this stitch, you'll want to bring the needle up from behind the fabric.

  • Choose the length of the stitch and insert the needle back into the fabric.


RUNNING STITCH

  • Bring the needle up from behind the fabric.

  • Choose the length of the stitch and insert the needle back into the fabric.

  • Repeat. Leave a space in between each stitch.


BACK STITCH

  • Bring the needle up from behind the fabric.

  • Choose the length of the stitch and insert the needle back into the fabric.

  • Bring the needle up again; away from the first stitch.

  • Insert the needle back through where the last stitch ended.


Have fun stitching! 


Have you embroidered before? Let me know in the comments how did you start embroidering. 

And if you haven't tried embroidering, what's stopping you?