Hand Embroidery for Beginners – Part 2 | 10 Basic Stitches | HandiWorks #52

Hand Embroidery for Beginners – Part 2 | 10 Basic Stitches | HandiWorks #52


Two ways to do the running stitch: First method is similar to hand sewing and can be completed by pushing the needle and floss in and over the fabric in one continuous motion Second method can be literally pushing the needle through the fabric and pulling it back up. Here I am showing you method one. Backstitch creates a solid line and is good for hand embroidering text or outlining a design. Similar to the backstitch, the split stitch creates a solid line with an added texture to it. This stitch is appropriate for text and outline as well, but it also works to fill designs and create variation from the running or backstitch. The stem stitch got its name from being the common stitch used for the stems of flowers or vines French Knots can be used to accent designs or create fun fillers for most designs. Chain stitch makes for a great outline stitch as well as a frame for a pattern or design. Another variation of a chain stitch is the feather stitch. This stitch looks great as a frame or border to an embroidered piece. Satin stitch creates a smooth appearance. I like to use this stitch to fill in hearts or the leaves of flowers. This is a version of the chain stitch often referred to as the “detached chain stitch” or “lazy daisy.” Imagine tossing the contents of a seed packet into the air and watching the seeds fall randomly on the ground. That same concept applies here.

100 thoughts on “Hand Embroidery for Beginners – Part 2 | 10 Basic Stitches | HandiWorks #52

  1. There is something not clear to me, though: how do 'close' the stitch? I mean, what is the final step that makes sure that the thread stays in place?

  2. There is something not clear to me, though: how do 'close' the stitch? I mean, what is the final step that makes sure that the thread stays in place?

  3. I'd argue with it being one of the least expensive hobbies. You have no idea how much money I've spend on thread 😂😥

  4. Yes handmade projects are sooo relaxing to watch . i love this video. Me and my mom loves watching this kind of videos 😊

  5. I’m gonna make a plushie and I plan to embroider all of the little details, this is really helpful! Thank you 💖

  6. I love making some handmade. But about stitches I barely know. This is so amazing, I want to tried those all. I just wondering, what kind of thread you use to make this?

    Sorry for my bad English.

  7. I really like this video as it goes at a nice steady pace. I am new to embroidery so I will keep watching this video and make a sampler of my own. Many thanks for putting this video on YouTube!

  8. i got an embroidery kit and i want to make it for my mothers birthday this weekend and i literally have no idea where to start, i got it on the lil ring thing but i have no idea what to do. i went to the website included in my kit but it was absolutely no help. i dont know where to begin and nothing is helping and i have such a headache

  9. Plz tell me after i finish one of these stitch and i want to start another one
    Should i just cut the thread ???

  10. While scrolling on Pinterest I saw one of those hand embroidery videos and suddenly wanted to learn to do it myself. This is a great video for beginners.

  11. As a lefty, I am glad I found these tutorials! Do you have a printable sampler pattern that we can transfer or trace to practice these stitches?

  12. chain stich was given to done by my teacher today. …next time I could do all. ..VERY HELPFUL FOR BEGINNERS. ..THANKS A LOT

  13. А как они все в русской версии называются? Видео супер, давно такое искала!)

  14. trimakasih saya suka dengan pelajaran ini ..sayang sekali ibuku sudah mur jadi harus pakai kacamata . beliau sangat senang dengan kerajinan ini. Baiklah saya suka salaam

  15. I am supposed to be learning this to help bring down my blood pressure. I have trouble because these look sloppy to me. I dont know when to let something be, and when to correct it. I feel like I have to make it perfect and I dont know what it's supposed to look like.

  16. Please let us use cotton or other natural fibers for our crafts! We need our planet & handcrafts are so valuable that spending a little more in a better product for us and the planet is mandatory.

  17. I have a question: you are lefthanded and stitch from left to right. Does that mean as a righthander I should start from the right and go to the left or should I do exactly as you do but just with my right hand?

  18. Omg thank you! I’m making a doll and needed to embroider the eyes and mouth and couldn’t figure out how! The stem stitch and satin stitch worked perfectly! Thank you!

  19. Great video. But the text over chain stich and feather stich makes it impossible to see what you're doing. :-/

  20. Excellent work… Loved it. I like the way you have explained. Keep it up. I also do embroidery and craft works. Thanks.

  21. I'm seriously struggling with my French knots. They keep going all the way through, and not bunch up. Any idea what I'm doing wrong?

  22. Hello!
    Very helpful videos, but I was wondering:
    What if I need to use more thread than I have on my needle? I don't understand how it works, do I just add more after it is all used?

  23. May I ask… how many strands do you typically use for these stitches? I know it's usually per preference but I'd like to get a an idea of where to start.

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