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How to Sew a Couching Stitch | Video

Learn this basic hand embroidery technique.

Apr 12, 2013

Threads comes to life with Threads Essential Techniques. In this web-only video series, we show you how to execute some of the must-know techniques, methods, and skills seen in our print magazine.

The couching stitch is useful for applying heavy or decorative threads that are too thick or textured to pass through a fabric’s weave. Threads seamstress Norma Bucko demonstrates this essential hand embroidery stitch: the couching stitch.

embroidery couching stitch

Author India Hayford explores Yemenite Jewish hand embroidery, combining simple stitches to create complex designs, in Threads #186, June/July 2016.

More Hand Embroidery Stitches

Check out these additional videos on embroidery stitching:

How to Sew a Fly Stitch

How to Sew a Blanket Stitch

How to Sew a Chainstitch

How to Sew a Web Stitch

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    The link for blanket stitch comes up page not found.

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