How to do straight stitch and seed stitch
Here's a straight stitch tutorial complete with straight stitch embroidery instructions, seed stitch instructions and a video. Straight stitch is just as it sounds, a straight stitch which can be as long or short as needed. It’s called seed stitch when the stitches are short and the stitches go in different directions, a bit like seeds scattered on the ground. Seed stitch is often used to fill a shape, as you can see in the photo below:
When the stitches are straight and longer, they’re called straight stitch. The spokes of the wheel shape in the photo are straight stitch:
Download my free stitch guide covering 10 simple embroidery stitches, including seed stitch/straight stitch.
Seed stitch embroidery tutorial
Bring the needle up through the fabric at 1 and back down at 2 to form a straight stitch. For seed stitch the stitches are short and they go in different directions. For straight stitch the stitches are longer.