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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.

Maria BywaterMaria Bywater is the author of Sew Jewish: The 18 Projects You Need for Jewish Holidays, Weddings, Bar/Bat Mitzvah Celebrations, and Home. She teaches hands-on Judaica sewing workshops.