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How to do a Chain Stitch

Learning how to do a chain stitch is easy once you get the hang of it.  I don’t use this stitch a lot in my patterns, but I think I might need to.  It’s great for adding embellishment to your projects or even making letters.  It’s sort of like a lazy daisy stitch, but it’s in a chain.  Hence the name “chain stitch.”

How to do a Chain Stitch

The chain stitch can be a little tricky, but once you get it down, it’s not too hard.  Bring needle up and back down at 1, leaving a loop. Bring needle up at 2, through the middle of the loop. Pull slightly on thread to tighten. Bring needle back down at 2 and repeat the chain. End chain with a small straight stitch to tack it down.

How to do a Chain StitchRather than try to explain it to you with words, I made a video!  To learn how to do a chain stitch, take a look at my tutorial.  You can click the video below or check it out on my YouTube channel.

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Learn all of these other embroidery stitches by making this stitch guide sampler with me. It’s a great way to practice and a nice reference to have while you are reading other embroidery patterns.

embroidery stitches

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To watch all of the videos in this series, including some basic embroidery tips, go to my YouTube channel here. I’ll walk you through the entire process and make it super easy for you.

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