7 days of stitches

7 days of stitches

UPDATE: Originally I wrote this post in February 2014 as a tutorial series. However, I recently felt that it would be great to vamp this series up and add some new insights of my own, picture examples and a pinterest board to get in the mood to start stitching! So if you are reading this in 2016 and later: Hello! You just read the better and improved version :D

When I first started embroidery I wanted to try it all out. There were so many stitches to learn and soon a found myself in a situation where it was just to much to remember. After all what is the purpose of learning a new skill when you forget about it instantly? Back then it helped me to focus on the basic stuff and actually use it a couple of times before jumping to the next stitch.

I know it is hard to pick a starting point, but I have pinpointed the 7 most common stitches for you. I selected them out of hundreds of stitches and they are the most versatile ones that will help you get started with embroidery. Originally, I wanted to narrow it down to 5 stitches first, but the sheer amount of great stitches made it so difficult to choose!

I use all 7 stitches in my work constantly and they are very common in embroidery patterns all over the world. After this week, you will be able to tackle all of the embroidery patterns you drool over and thought they might be too complicated!

Now to the links to every stitch:


No time right now? Pin this for later:

7daysofstitches schedule


Anne is an embroidery enthusiast living in rural north eastern Germany.

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