7 days of stitches: straight stitch

straight stitch - 7 days of stitches


Coming to the last days of the 7 days of embroidery stitches with the: Straight stitch. Straight stitches are THE stitch. It’s like a line you draw with a pencil – you can make anything with it. Depending on how you arrange them, how long you make them or how short, the straight stitch can be everything you want it to be.

How to do the straight stitch

straight stitch - 7 days of stitches

1// Stick the needle where you want your stitch to end.


straight stitch - 7 days of stitches

2// Go up where you want the next stitch to be and repeat step 1. Yup, it’s that easy. I told you so.


straight stitch - 7 days of stitches

Straight stitches don’t have to be used in a geometric pattern like in this tutorial, you can use them chaotically.

Artwork showcasing this embroidery stitch


Nibyniebo – Hand embroidery with polymer clay

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polymer clay mixed media embroidery by nibyniebo

Mircat Embroidery – Toco Toucan Embroidery pattern


toucan hand embroidery pattern by mircat embroidery

Pumora – Horizont hoop art

horizont embroidery

 Wait, there is more! Here are some great examples of embroidery featuring the STRAIGHT STITCH curated in a Pinterest board:

straight stitch pinterest board

This article is part of the 7 days of stitches series. Click here to see all tutorials.

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