How to stitch a star

Stars are so useful for adding decoration to designs, especially Christmas ones.  So as a little bonus I’ve added embroidery stitch instructions on how to stitch a star. 

You can make stars out of straight stitches, either with 6 spokes or with 8 spokes. The one shown in the centre of the photo below has 8 spokes, decorated with French knots:

Star in the centre of a circle on my stitch sampler kit

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

Hand embroidery stars

How to do straight stitch on an 8 point star
  • Bring the needle up at 1, back down at 2, back up at 3 and so on until you have completed the star.
  • It works in exactly the same way if you're doing a 6 pointed star. You just do 3 straight stitches instead of 4 and adjust the spacing.

How to stitch a star video