How to stitch a star

Stars are so useful for adding decoration to designs, especially Christmas ones, so I’ve added embroidery stitch instructions on how to stitch a star as a little bonus for you.  They’re formed out of straight stitches, either with 6 spokes or with 8 spokes like the one shown in the centre of the photo below which has then been decorated with French knots:

Download my free stitch guide covering 10 simple embroidery stitches, including how to stitch a star.

Hand embroidery stars

Bring the needle up at 1, back down at 2, back up at 3 and so on until you have completed the star.

How to stitch a star video