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How to Embroider the Running Stitch

how to sew running stitchThis stitch creates a dashed line.

Pass the needle up and down at equal intervals through the layers of fabric or trim. A typical stitch length is about 1/8” (3mm), but you can adjust the length based on the materials you’re working with.

If the fabric allows, you can make more than one stitch at a time, passing the needle up and down through the fabric a number of times before pulling it through the fabric with the thread, as shown in the illustration.

Sew Jewish buyMaria Bywater is the author of Sew Jewish available from Amazon.com and in PDF format from Etsy. She teaches hands-on Judaica sewing workshops.

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