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Popcorn Lazy Daisy Stitch

The Popcorn Lazy Daisy Stitch Makes Things Pop! 🖤 Learn how to make the popcorn lazy daisy stitch to take your embroidery work to another level! This one is so much fun once you get the hang of it and it's going to add gorgeous volume and texture to your work that just might push your embroidery to the next level. I love using the popcorn lazy daisy stitch for some of my flower embroidery designs and it turns my flat work into a piece that literally has parts that can be moved and manipulated. You could say it gives things a little bit of life. It’s not a stitch I would recommend as a beginner because it takes both hands, some extra coordination, and a bit of patience. There’s an element of awkwardness when first learning this stitch, and I think that’s probably true for most stitches, but with the popcorn lazy daisy stitch, it takes some getting used to. Table of Contents Steps Video If you're a newbie, start with an easy embroidery stitch that's beginner-friendly, such a

Quick and Easy Running Stitch

running stitch laid out to look like green rays

Make Dashes with the Running Stitch

🖤 Learn how to make the running stitch! 

One of the easiest of basic embroidery stitches is the running stitch which, in its simplicity is really a group of dashed lines (kind of similar to what you would see on a highway). Each stitch can be about the same size and laid made with the same distance from each other to give the running stitch a nice uniform look, but you can vary the sizes and gaps for a more organic aesthetic.

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What To Do with the Running Stitch

The running stitch often used for outlining shapes and lines, and it's also used for decorative elements. It can also be used as a fill that goes in any direction you’d like. The lines can be straight or curved… whatever floats your boat.

It's also used to finish the back of your embroidery project to pull the edges of your fabric together with ease.

Running Stitch Step-by Step

With your hooped fabric ready, start by creating one simple stitch. Leave a gap and come up to the top of your fabric and create another stitch. As you repeat this your running stitch will come together to resemble dashes.

needle returning to the back at the end of first stitch

Keep going until you've reached a happy length!

running stitch

There’s all there is to the basic running stitch. Simple and humble, but with lots of room for creative designs! 

Running Stitch Video Tutorial

Now that we've gone over the running stitch step-by-step take a minute to watch the quick video so you can see it in action, then browse through my Stitches Library for more stitch tutorials.


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