Embroidery Chain Stitch

The chain stitch is a decorative outline stitch in hand embroidery that resembles a chain. It’s a great fundamental embroidery stitch to learn and can really add some interesting texture to your next embroidery project.

Chain Stitch

How to Do a Chain Stitch In Hand Embroidery

Come up through the fabric with your needle and thread.

Then take your needle back down the first hole you came up through and up a little in front of that first stitch. Don’t pull the thread through just yet.  

Wrap the thread around the tip of the needle. 

This will form a loop once you pull the thread through. 

Repeat this process until you’ve reached the desired length.

Here is the chain stitch completed.