Stitch Guide


Throughout our wonderful magazines you will find projects using many different embroidery stitches. We are now placing the instructions on how to create these stitches here on our website for your reference ☺. Click on the red link to see the instruction for the stitch you are interested in.


Back Stitch

Easy to do and great for anywhere you need an unbroken line of stitches – Stitch Guide 4


Buttonhole (in a ring)

Buttonhole is sometimes termed Blanket Stitch, however, the stitches are much further apart in Blanket Stitch – Buttonhole is shown here stitched in a ring – Stitch Guide 2


Chain Stitch

A versatile stitch formed with a series of looped stitches resembling a chain – Stitch Guide 3


Detached Chain Stitch

A single chain stitch – Stitch Guide 3


Four-Sided Stitch

A simple pulled thread stitch which looks very effective in the fabric – will need a little concentrating to start with ☺ – Stitch Guide 2


Lazy Daisy Stitch

Chain stitches in the shape of a daisy flower – Stitch Guide 3


Outline Stitch

Also known as Stem Stitch – good for what its name suggests ☺ – Stitch Guide 4


Ribbed Spider Web

This is a fun, textural stitch – Stitch Guide 2


Running Stitch

A very simple, yet versatile stitch – Stitch Guide 1


Seed Stitch

A variant of running stitch – Stitch Guide 1


Stem Stitch

Also known as Outline Stitch – good for what its name suggests ☺ – Stitch Guide 4


Tacking Stitch

A large running stitch – Stitch Guide 1


Waste Knot

A sneaky way to start your embroidery and leave no heavy knot at the start of your stitching – Stitch Guide 2


Whipped Chain Stitch

Add a little bulk or extra colour to your chain stitch – Stitch Guide 3


Whipped Running Stitch

A decorative variant of running stitch – great for filling in larger areas and adding gradations of colour – Stitch Guide 1


Zig Zag Stitch

A great stitch when you need a zig zag on the front of your fabric with no thread carried across the back of your work – Stitch Guide 4