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Running Stitches

Running stitches is one of the first things any sewer or needleworker learns to stitch. It is worked by running the needle in and out of the fabric at evenly-spaced intervals.

There are many beautiful stitches than can be made using running stitch as a base. The illustrations here show the versatility of the basic running stitch, and include the basic running stitch, double running stitch (worked in 2 passes), the threaded running stitchdouble threaded running stitchwhipped running stitch, and a variation of the threaded running stitch worked under parallel rows of stitching.

When working any of the running stitches shown here, be sure to space the stitches at regular intervals for best results. I’ll add more variations of the stitch over time.

Free patterns for needlework projects you can make to try out a variety of stitches can be found on the Free Projects section of the NeedleKnowledge® site, or check our blog and sign up for the newsletter. Enjoy!

Running Stitches

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