Run Stitch Running stitches is a basic stitch in hand embroidery or sewing. This is combination of several straight stitches. Several decorative stitches can be created based on simple run stitches.
The stitch is worked by putting in and pulling out the threaded needle forward through a fabric. Sometimes, this stitch is used to hide a rough edge of a piece of fabric. While using in this purpose, its called tack. The length of running stitches need to be even when embroidering. Otherwise, the embroidery will loose its rhythm.
You can see I’ve marked small dots on the line. This is because, I wanted to make my stitches even. As I am a new learner I need a proper diagram to do it.
The picture guide:
Pull out the threaded needle from one side of the fabric to the other side. And poke it back, maintaining a certain distance.
This is straight stitch. Again poke in and pull out the needle, leaving some space. Continue doing the same thing.
Decorative stitches created from running stitch: