Stitch Samples

In my intro to costume construction class we did stitch samples of hand-sewing stitches, closures, machine stitches and seams, and hand embroidery stitches.

MaterialsMuslin, thread, embroidery floss, snaps, buttons, hook and eyes, bar and eyes
Date Complete11/3/22
ProjectClass - CCM



Hand Sewing Stitches

  • Running Stitch
  • Basting Stitch
  • Even Back Stitch
  • Half Back Stitch
  • Prick or Invisible Stitch
  • Flat Catch or Cross Stitch
  • Hem Stitch
  • Slip Stitch
  • Overcast of Whip Stitch
  • Buttonhole Stitch
  • Blind Catch Stitch
  • Blind Hem Stitch


  • Shank Style Button
  • Shirt Four Hole Button
  • Hook and Eyes
  • Hook and Bars
  • Skirt Hook and Bars
  • Snaps
  • Covered Snaps

Machine Stitches and Seams

  • Straight Stitch
  • Zig-Zag Stitch
  • Spiral
  • Shapes
  • Straight Stitch Seam
  • French Seam
  • Flat-Felled Seam
  • Topstitching
  • Understitching
  • Machine Button Hole

Hand Embroidery Stitches

  • Stem Stitch
  • Split Stitch
  • Couching
  • Chain Stitch
  • Cross Stitch
  • Daisy Chain
  • French Knots
  • Fly Stitch
  • Feather Stitch
  • Long and Short
  • Satin Stitch
  • Straight Stitch

What I would change:

Some of the serging was a little sloppy because it was my first time using an industrial serger, but now I am more comfortable with the speed.

Some stitches are a little sloppy, but because I was just learning them, that is to be expected and they will get better the more I do them.