Effortless Chain Stitch Tutorial

Effortless Chain Stitch Tutorial
Effortless Chain Stitch Tutorial

This Effortless Chain Stitch Tutorial is definitely a sewing stitch that you are going to want to master. The chain stitch is the perfect embroidery stitch for incorporating texture into your sewing project.

As simple as it is, it still has so much style. The delicate chain shape of each stitch turns every embroidery project into an elegant and stunning design.

Plus, this is a super repetitive embroidery stitch, so once you have the motion down you can work this stitch into your different projects very quickly.

Whether you are working on a quilt or a smaller sewing project this embroidery stitch can add a new level to your project and you will love the look of it! 

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Project TypeLearn a Technique

Time to CompleteUnder an hour

Sewn byHand


Materials List

  • Sewing needle
  • Thread

How to Sew the Chain Stitch

Chain Stitch Embroidery Tutorial

  1. Bring your needle up at the beginning of your line.

  2. But your needle back down about a thread or two away from where you came up.

  3. Don't pull your thread all the way through to keep a loop.

  4. Pull your needle back up on your line and pull snug but not tight.

  5. Bring the needle back down a thread or two away from where you came up.

  6. Repeat.

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Ugh I have such a hard time with the chain stitch... This tutorial is SO much better than other ones I've seen - thank you, Carolina!!


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