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Running Stitch Tutorial

Running Stitch - Clementine Patterns - MamaShire

I am having so much fun sewing our new pattern for Clementine Patterns. One of the stitches that we are using on this pattern is the running stitch, also known as the straight stitch.  It’s very easy to learn and master and with its simplicity it can be used to create many beautiful designs. So grab your needle and thread and let’s do some stitching.

Running Stitch - Clementine Patterns - MamaShire

Running Stitch Tutorial:

After threading your needle and knotting the long end of the thread, bring your needle up from the back and then take small straight stitches working the needle in and out through the fabric. On our patterns we have the lines already printed for you to see where to stitch. If you are working on a project that isn’t preprinted, you will want to make the stitches as evenly as possible.

Running Stitch - Clementine Patterns - MamaShire

Sometimes, I will put the needle through several stitches at a time, but that is not necessary. You can put the needle in and out for each individual stitch.

Running Stitch - Clementine Patterns - MamaShire

You may have noticed that I am left-handed, so if you are a right-hander simply do the opposite.

Running Stitch - Clementine Patterns - MamaShire

Pull your thread gently through the fabric.

Running Stitch - Clementine Patterns - MamaShire

As you pull your thread through the fabric, you may have an occasional knot or twist. Use your needle to gently straighten out any twists or knots. If your thread is getting twisted often, you can hold your fabric up and let your thread and needle hang and unwind. That should set things right so that you can begin stitching again.

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