You might have all wondered where I have disappeared without a trace. I had a food blogging burnout and took a much-needed break from it. I am so excited to share this new journey. Embroidering has always been a passion and I am all so thrilled to be sharing this with you all, my dear friends. So, here is to the new beginning!!
Running stitch is simple needlework that is the most basic stitch. If you know how to make the straight stitch, then you can easily make this running stitch as well.
It can either be used in a straight line or curved lines. In all probability, you are likely to learn this as your first stitch in any sewing or embroidery class.
What you will need?
- Embroidery hoop, 15cm (6″)
- Tapestry needle
- Embroidery thread
How many strands of floss should I use for making the running stitch?
In basic embroidery patterns, you will need all 6 strands of floss. If you are making an outline for a pattern, you can start with 3 strands. But if you are making this running stitch for sewing, then you can use the normal thread with single or double thread. I have used 3 strands in this particular tutorial
How to work a running stitch?
1. Bring the needle up from below the fabric at point “A”.
2. Then take it down at desired length at point “B”.
3. Again, bring up at desired length at point “C”.
4. Keep working like this, up and down, at desired lengths. You can also work on the surface of the fabric with the desired length as shown in the above picture.
How do I carry the thread from one place to another?
If you are stitching in an area that is far away from your current working I would recommend fastening off the knot and cutting the thread. Then restarting from where you want to stitch.
However, if you are going to work on only a short distance, then you can use the outlines of the back stitches. Flip over your hoop to the wrong side and work your thread through the outlines of the thread to reach to the place where you want to bring the needle up.
Do not try to carry the thread from one place to the other directly without using outlines as it may show on the front side of your design. And that really looks untidy.
What is a running stitch used for?
- You can use this running stitch for a variety of designs.
- From outlines to borders to filling the pattern, you can run your imagination for using this stitch in any design that you want.
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So until next time,