This tutorial highlights another hand sewing technique that can be very useful for crocheters (and knitters) – the Running Stitch!
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How to Sew the Running Stitch – Right Handed
How to Sew the Running Stitch – Left Handed
As Seen in this Video (Click for more info)
- Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick
- Susan Bates Finishing Needles
- Bring Your Own Bag (free crochet pattern)
The Running Stitch is a very easy stitch to sew – whether it’s into crochet, knit, or woven fabric. You go up through the fabric, then back down through the fabric, always moving in the direction you want the stitches to go!
For crocheters and knitters, the Running Stitch is a great way to “baste” on appliques, making them easy to remove if they didn’t end up in quite the right place.
It’s also a great way to sew two pieces of fabric together quickly – especially useful when the layers aren’t going to be pulled apart at all. I used the Running Stitch to hold the layers of crochet circles together when making the Everlasting Crochet Terrarium!
And the Running Stitch also can be used decoratively, as in the Bring Your Own Bag, shown in the video! It gives an extra touch that might be just what your project needs!
So I hope this video tutorial has helped you learn the Running Stitch, and you can use it with confidence. Just remember to weave in your ends afterwards, like you would with any yarny project! Thanks so much for watching!
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