How-To Video Roundup: Embroidery Stitches

January 31, 2011, 19:50 pm  Posted by needlearts
Mary Corbet's Needle 'n Thread (How-To Videos)

Mary Corbet's Needle 'n Thread (How-To Videos)

In honor of our Doodle Stitch Along with Aimee Ray (see free patterns from week 1, 2, 3, and 4), I’ve scoured the internets to bring you some useful how-to embroidery stitch videos.

First stop is Mary Corbet’s Needle ‘n Thread. You’ll find well-organized, clear videos on over 60 stitches ranging from bands, line, chain, fly, and buttonhole to knots, detached, and filling. It’s a clean site and super easy to navigate!

To fill in the gaps on a few stitches I couldn’t find on Needle ‘n Thread, I did a little extra searching. Find more how-to videos and vote in our most fun-to-do stitch poll after the jump!

Star Stitch demo video from Mridula's School of Embroidery in India

Star Stitch demo video from Mridula's School of Embroidery in India

Mridula’s School of Embroidery has some nice freestyle demos up on their YouTube channel. Check out the star stitch and fly filling stitch (on a leaf shape) videos. Based in India, the school also offers videos on a ton of beautiful Indian embroidery techniques.

Iris Stitch from Di van Niekerk how-to video

Iris Stitch from Di van Niekerk how-to video

YouTube user gaa53871 of Honey Bee’s Bliss shared a nice little video on getting a good straight stitch started with ribbon.

Here’s a video on a pretty iris stitch using ribbon from Di van Niekerk on her YouTube channel.

Vickie Pavone offers a thorough video series on cross-stitching over on eHow.

Happy stitches everyone! Don’t forget to vote in the poll below!

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  • Woolensails

    I have Mary’s site bookmarked, it is a great way to learn stitches.


  • Anonymous

    thanks for this round up…. I have to revisit the french knot every time I want to make a batch!

  • Barbara

    I love learning new embroidery stitches! I learned to embroidery when I was 10 years old and have continued it ever since at different times.

  • SewLindaAnn

    Thank you. I needed to look for some myself but was too lazy.