Stitches & Knots 101

If you haven’t noticed, I really like sewing. I stitch and sew on fabric and paper. I sew for embellishing and for putting things together. I hand sew and use my machine. But not everyone is very comfortable sewing!

I put together this little tutorial on basic hand stitches and knots. So, whether you are wanting to do a simple embellishment on your next project, repair a piece of cloth, or put something fun together, this should help!

We will cover:

  • Back stitch
  • Running stitch
  • Satin stitch
  • French knot / quilter’s knot
  • Buttonhole stitch
  • Whip stitch

We also explain what each stitch is used for with examples.

All stitches in one place

Runnnig Stitch
Back Stitch
Button Hole Stitch
Whip Stitch
Satin Stitch
French Knot / Quilter’s Knot