How to do: Double Running Stitch

This is a great stitch to use if you want a continuous line of stitches and both sides of the embroidery will be on show. This is because when you use double running stitch you end up with the stitches looking the same on the back of the fabric as well as the front.

I also like to use a contrasting colour thread for the second stage in order to make a line of alternate dashes, but you can use the same colour for both stages if it suits your embroidery.

So, where do we start?

It’s really simple thankfully! Just start with a line of normal running stitches. The important thing is to make sure that the stitches are the same length as the gaps between the stitches.
Then it’s just a case of sewing a line of running stitches back along the sewing you have done, but where there was a gap, you now need to make a stitch.
And there you go – a lovely line of double running stitch or, if you’re feeling fancy, “Holbein Stitch”.


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