How to do a Running Stitch (Straight Stitch)

Straight Stitch Example

A fast and simple stitch that works in any fabric and with any thread! You will find so many creative ways to use this stitch, the most common being a border, or to simply hold a pattern in place. 

Learn this basic stitch to build more complex stitches and patterns from!

  1. Bring the needle up through the fabric.
  2. Then back down, pulling the thread tight.
  3. Repeat.

Straight Stitch Steps 

That's it! You are doing a Straight Stitch. Fun right? Now experiment. Try a curve, a square, a circle. Try making a checkered pattern with Running Stitches parallel to each other.  

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