Tips & Techniques

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How to Sew a Running Stitch

  • Step 1Push the needle up from the back of the material and pull the thread.
  • Step 2Push the needle into the material a little way away. Pull the needle down behind the material until the thread is tight. This makes a straight stitch.
  • Step 3Push the needle up from the back again, a little way away from the first stitch. Then, push it down again to make another stitch.
  • Step 4Keep on stitching in this way to make a line of stitches.
  • Step 5To finish sewing, push the needle through the last stitch and pull the thread. Then, stitch through the thread once more and cut off the loose ends.

Materials used in this activity

Sewing Needles - Blunt Tip - Pack of 25
Product Code: 11591
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Embroidery Thread - Set of 10 Colours
Product Code: 20175
EACH $41.14 (inc GST) $37.40 (ex GST)
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