Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Chain Stitch

Chain Stitch is a pretty little stitch that can be used as a decorative stitch also.  As the stitch name suggests, it consists of lots of little links.     First thing is to come up from under your work, make a loop and place needle back down very close to where you came up, then catch the needle through the fabric and around your needle base in order to make the first loop 

Next is to pull your thread slowly in order to make your first loop.

Then place needle down in the same spot as first loop finished, pull up and slowly make your next loop.

Keep going until you have made a complete row of chain stitch.

I have redone the pictures in this instruction and am still not quite happy with them.  I will redo them again in the future.  In the meantime, it does give you a good example as to how this stitch is produced.   


  1. Another useful tutorial by you. Thank you!

  2. Thank you Mrs Lucky and Jane. I am loving receiving feedback :)

  3. Chain stitch brings back memories if my hated textiles teacher always picking on me. I had to chain stitch my name on a bag and in the end Mum did it, I got an A and the teacher was so shocked going on about his great it was, 22 years later I still have that bag LOL

    1. Well, I am so glad you hung onto that bag Mel and thank goodness for mums eh ! :) Now is the time for you to learn that chain stitch yourself and prove that you really deserved that A. hehehe