Examples of Hand Stitches
List of Hand Stitches
- Back Stitch – Sturdy hand stitch used for seams and decoration.
- Basting Stitch (or tacking) – For reinforcement.
- Blanket Stitch – To finish an unhemmed blanket.
- Blind Stitch (or hemstitch) – Type of slip stitch used for inconspicuous hems.
- Buttonhole Stitch – For reinforcing buttonholes and preventing cut fabric from raveling.
- Chain Stitch – Hand or machine stitch for seams or decoration.
- Cross Stitch – Usually used for decoration, but may also be used for seams.
- Darning Stitch – Repairing holes or worn areas in fabric or knitting.
- Embroidery Stitch – 1 or more stitches forming a figure of recognisable look.
- Pad Stitch – Secures 2 or more layers of fabric together and provide firmness.
- Running Stitch – Hand Stitch for seams and gathering.
- Slip Stitch – Hand stitch for fastening 2 pieces of fabric together from right without showing thread.
- Tent Stitch – Diagonal embroidery stitch at a 45 degree angle.
- Topstitch – Used on garment edges such as necklines and hems, helps facings stay in place and gives a crisp edge.
- Whipstitch – For protecting edges.
List of Machine stiches
- Chain Stitch – Made with 1 thread.
- Lock Stitch – Made with 2 threads in any of these geometries.
– Straight Stitch
– Zigzag Stitch (including blind stitch)
- Overlock – Made with 1 to 4 threads.
- Cover Stitch – Made with 2 or 4 threads.