Types of Stitches Hand Sewing 

Stitching clothes is not just limited to sewing machines as you can also go for hand sewing. There are different types of stitches that can let you add more beauty and design to your dress. In this guide, we have explained all those types of stitches.

Blind Stitch

Blind stitch is one of the most common types of hand sewing stitches that is visible on only one side of the fabric. The stitches are made blind on the right side of the cloth. Make sure you do not stitch the wrong side.

Buttonhole Stitch

Buttonhole stitch is majorly used for strengthening the cut edges of buttonholes present on any of your dresses. Usually, we develop this type of stitch into a decorative surface-embroidery stitch where a lot of variations are involved. It is like an embroidered lace.

Satin Stitch

Satin stitch is a type of stitch that is known as a long straight embroidery and looks like satin. This type of stitch is preferred by people when they want to fill ashape or outline a shape. It consists of straight lines that are parallel to each other. You can use cotton or silk thread for this purpose.

Straight Stitch

The name of this type of stitch clearly shows how it will be. Let us tell you the straight stitch is like a straight line where there is no rotation in the design. You can use it when you want to sew two pieces of clothes together with a thread.

Back stitch

Backstitch can be defined as the type of stitch hand sewing in which you have to take the needle halfway along with the previous stitch. It is majorly used for permanently attaching two pieces of clothes together. We can also call it a lock stitch. .

Blanket Stitch

The blanket stitch is like a buttonhole stitch which involves some spaces between the stitches. This type of stitch is the best to finish off the blanket with, fraying along edges and minimizing wear. Any type of thread can be used for this purpose. 

Split Stitch

Split stitch is one of the most common and attractive stitches that increases the value of your fabric. It is basically used for adding embroidery to your dresses and is also very easy to learn and use. You can draw any pattern with it involving outlining. 

Fly Stitch

The Fly stitch clearly shows that something is flying. Yes, the design with fly stitch is in a V shape that can be worked in rows. Each stitch is in a V shape and it feels like something is going higher and higher.

There are a lot of types of stitches you can use to enhance your dresses, explaining all of them would require a lot of time. So, we have explained the most common ones that are easy to use and also look versatile and amazing.