Stepped Running Stitch is another variation of the running stitch. This stitch makes very beautiful patterns. It can be used as a filling for any pattern.
Stepped Running Stitch will be easy to work if you already know the parallel running stitch.
What you will need?
- Any fabric.
- Embroidery hoop, 15cm (6″) (Bigger if you are working on a larger design)
- Tapestry needle
- Embroidery thread (You can buy the DMC floss of 36 shades from Amazon)
How many strands of floss do you need for making the stepped running stitch?
You can use all 6 strands of the floss. But if you are working on a finer design, then start with 2 strands of floss and increase the number of strands according to your design.
Step by Step Pictorial Process of making the stepped parallel stitch
1. First, make running stitches parallel to each other. Note that the stitches on both the lines will be diagonal to each other. Then bring the contrasting thread up at the corner of the stitch. Push the needle through the two parallel stitches. Bring it down as shown above.
2. Next, push the needle up through the stitches, inserting the needle at the previous stitch.
3. Work in a similar fashion through the design by bringing the thread weaving through the running stitches.
4. End the pattern and take down the needle and secure the thread with a knot.
Tips for working the stepped running stitch
- You can draw two parallel lines for easier working on the stitch.
- Use contrasting color floss for a beautiful pattern.
- This is a surface embroidery stitch.
What is the stepped running stitch used for?
- You can make beautiful borders with this stitch.
- It can also be used for filling patterns
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More stitches tutorials:
- Stem Stitch
- Chain Stitch
- Running Stitch
- French Knot
- Lazy Daisy
- Back Stitch
- Cable Chain Stitch
- Fly Stitch
- Bullion Knot
- Woven Trellis Stitch
- Long And Short Stitch
Check out the video tutorial below
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