What is the straight stitch and how is it used?
The straight stitch is a single straight line embroidery stitch. Though simple on its own, the straight stitch can be used as a building block for many other basic embroidery stitches including the seed stitch, running stitch, and backstitch. In the Stitching Raccoon Sampler, the straight stitch is used for the Raccoon's needle.
Straight stitch diagram
Below is what a typical diagram for the straight stitch may look like in an embroidery pattern or on other how-to pages.
See the straight stitch in action
Follow along with this quick video to see how each step of the straight stitch comes together.
Step by step instructions
Now, let's walk through each step in the straight stitch together.
Step 1: To begin, bring your needle up at the starting point.
Step 2: Then, going back down through the fabric, make the stitch your desired length. And that's it!
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Give it a try, you can do it!
Now it's your turn to grab a needle, some embroidery floss, and give it a go! Practice the straight stitch, along with other basic embroidery stitches, in the Stitching Raccoon Sampler. Get the embroidery pattern for FREE by signing up below!