Basic Running Stitch

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Use a running stitch to make a simple hem or join two pieces of cloth. Learn to hand sew running stitches from a fashion designer in this free sewing video.

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Our first stitch is the basic running stitch. This is the simplest stitch. This is the stitch that you would use if you just wanted to join fabric together or hem something and what it's going to do is it's going to go in and out of the fabric, in and out of the fabric without doubling back on itself. It's very simple. You just, this is your right side, this is your wrong side and this is your right side, you want to put the knot on the wrong side and now what the running stitch consists of is just a needle going in and then back out and then it goes in again and back out and you can change the width of the stitch depending like let's say that you want to just get it tighter you can do it at maybe an eighth of an inch. I'll show you a couple of eighth of inches and you're going right up next to it. There we have it. So that's your basic running stitch, the simplest stitch, in and out, in and out, that's what you're going to do. There we are.

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