A stepped running stitch is a hand embroidery stitch made combining the foundation stitch (running stitch) and threading.
To make a stepped running stitch, after you embroider two parallel lines of the running stitch, lace the thread through the running stitches without entering the fabric or crossing the running stitch. This threading, made in precise order, creates a decorative stitch that is perfect for decorative borders.
As you can see in this video tutorial, you can embroider the stepped running stitch in a single color and create a single color design or choose two contrasting colors to create exciting patterns.
The distance between two parallel lines of the running stitches and the stitches’ size will define how dense the stitch will be.
Play with colors and see what beautiful color combinations you can create with this simple stitch!
Watch this video tutorial and learn how to embroider a stepped running stitch.
Looking for some other running stitch variation? I recommend also watching these video tutorials:
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