7 days of stitches: 7 basic embroidery stitches you need to learn

Want to learn how to embroider? Let's start today with one stitch a day!

When I first started embroidery I wanted to try it all out. There were so many stitches to learn and soon I found myself in a situation where it was just too 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 embroidery stitches and actually use them 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 basic embroidery stitches for you. I selected them out of hundreds of stitches (like the 206 embroidery stitches in the stitch lexicon) 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! And once you get the hang of learning new stitches you can get an overview of all the stitches in the free embroidery stitch family guide. It is free for you to print and save and contains all the overview pages of each stich family.

Now to the links to every stitch:

running stitch - learn how to embroider
back stitch - learn how to embroider
chain stitch - learn how to embroider
stem stitch - learn how to embroider
french knots - learn how to embroider
satin stitch - learn how to embroider
herringbone stitch - learn how to embroider

PS: There is a second part to this series. Go to the 7 days of stitches part 2 over here.

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