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Hand Embroidery Stitches

Learn some basic embroidery stitches or challenge yourself with a more difficult stitch! This page will be regularly added to with hand embroidery stitch tutorials. Click on any of the stitches below to learn how to do them. 

All the stitches are sorted by category. You can read more about the different types of stitches and their uses here.

Happy Stitching!

Beginner Embroidery Stitches

If you’ve never embroidered before, I highly suggest learning these stitches first. Even a few of these can take you a long way in embroidery!


french knot
colonial knot

Outline Stitches

back stitch
chain stitch
stem stitch

Fill Stitches

long and short stitch
basket weave stitch

Decorative Stitches

lazy daisy embroidery stitch