Stitch library A-Z

Stitch library A-Z is the list of hand embroidery stitches and techniques grouped by alphabet names. Click on the title, and you will find more information about the stitch or technique and a short video tutorial.



  • Chain stitch (regular and reverse)
  • Chain stitch filling
  • Chain stitch (Detached)
  • Chevron stitch
  • Chevron stitch (Double)
  • Chevron stitch filling
  • Chevron stitch filling (Double)
  • Chevron stitch filling (Half)
  • Couching stitch
  • Couching stitch filling
  • Colonial knot
  • Cross stitch filling
  • Crossed Fly stitch filling
  • Corded detached blanket stitch



  • Eskimo lace ending stitch
  • Fairy lights stitch (parallel running stitch)
  • Feather stitch
  • Feather stitch (Double)
  • Feather stitch (Single)
  • Fly stitch
  • Fly stitch filling (Crossed)
  • French knots





  • Reverse Chain stitch
  • Rice stitch (Seed stitch)
  • Rosette of thorns stitch
  • Running stitch
  • Running stitch (Looped)
  • Running stitch (Threaded)
  • Running stitch (Whipped)




Embroidery techniques and tips:

  • Starting and finishing to stitch in hand embroidery
  • Framing the embroidery in a hoop
  • Outline stitch vs. Stem stitch
  • How to transfer a pattern with the lightbox method
  • How to wind embroidery floss on a bobbin
  • How to separate one strand of floss
  • How to transfer embroidery pattern with tissue paper
  • How to remove tracing marks from fabric
  • Split stitch vs. split backstitch. What is the difference?

NB. Some of the links will take you to the EasyToMake designs blog. This is my older hand embroidery blog. While I’m dedicating all of my energy to the Practical Embroidery blog, the previous version still has a lot of great content!

Hand embroidery in process. Red floral pattern