I have such a big project to share with you!! I gathered 10 embroidery stitches every beginner should know and made you a FREE sampler PDF pattern and the tutorial is a step by step video tutorial!! I worked on this video for a while and I’m really excited to share it now.
If you are a beginner this embroidery sampler is a great why to practice stitches before trying your first project. It will give you confident to try any beginners pattern you want, and you will find most of the stitches in my embroidery kits. So watch this video and then download the pattern through this link.
1. running stitch
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Bring your needle up and then back down ahead of your exit point. Take a step forward and then bring your needle up again creating the same stitch as you did before.
2. stem stitch
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Bring your needle up and back down as if you create a simple stitch but leave your thread loose. Then go back up from the middle of the space you created, and pull the thread. Again go back up a step ahead, leave your thread loose and go up from where your last stitch ended, and pull the thread. Keep going like that.
3. back stitch
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Bring your needle up and back down creating a simple stitch. Then take a step ahead and bring your needle up and then go back down from where your last stitch ended. Keep going like that, taking a step forward and back to where the last stitch ended.
4. split stitch
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Bring your needle up and back down creating a simple stitch. Then bring your needle up from the middle of your last stitch, through the thread, and back down ahead the length of your stitch. Keep going like that, pulling your needle through the middle of the last stitch.
5. chain stitch
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Bring your needle up and then back down close to the exit point. Leave your thread loose and go back up a step ahead from your last stitch, bring your needle through the loop you created and pull your thread. Now create a new chain by going back down close to the exit point, leaving a loose loop, bring your needle up a step forward and pull the thread through the loop. For the last chain go back down over the thread of the chain.
6. satin stitch
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Fill the shape by going up from one side and go back down from the other side. Keep filling the shape from one side to the other.
7. fly stitch
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Bring your needle up from the left top of the upside triangle, and go back down from the other top side and leave your thread loose. Then go up from the point in the middle, pull your thread and then finish by going back down in a straight line from your last exit point.
8. French knot
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Bring your needle up and hold tension of the thread with the hand that doesn’t hold the needle. Then twist your needle around the thread while holding the tension and then bring the needle back down close to the exit point.
9. cross stitch
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Bring your needle up from the top left cross end, and back down from the low right cross end. Then bring your needle up from the top right cross end and back down from the low left cross end. Keep going like that, starting with the top left each time.
10. long and short
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Fill the shape by making stitches in an order of long stitch and the short stitch. Start from top to bottom, making long and short stitch one under the other. Then go back up and make another column of stitch but now switch the order and make short and then long stitch.