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.”
Supplies Needed for Chain Stitch Embroidery
- embroidery hoop
- embroidery floss
- embroidery needle
How to Chain Stitch Step by Step
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.
Video: How to do a Chain Stitch
Rather 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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Chain Stitch Embroidery FAQs
The chain stitch is good for making a thick line. Use it for a decorative border, words, flower stems, and more.
The chain stitch is a fairly easy and straightforward stitch to learn. The key is to not pull too hard on the embroidery floss when stitching.
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Embroidery Chain Stitch – Free Pattern!
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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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