Threaded running stitch

Threaded running stitch

The threaded running stitch is a decorative variation of the Running stitch. This hand embroidery stitch combines the foundation stitch (running stitch) and the lacing.

How to embroider Threaded running stitch

After embroidering the running stitch, lace the second thread back and forth under the running stitches without entering the fabric or crossing the running stitch.

Use a blunt needle for threading to avoid piercing the fabric and thread.

You can embroider this variation of running stitch in a single color and create a wavy line or choose two contrasting colors to create exciting patterns. Play with colors and see what beautiful color combinations you can build with this simple stitch!

More variations of the Running stitch

Video tutorial

Watch this video tutorial and learn how to embroider a threaded running stitch.

What’s next?

Looking for some other stitch? Head to this blog’s Stitches and Techniques part and choose the stitch you want to learn!

N.B. Some links may take you to the Easy To Make 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!