How to do Chain StitchSee more from Simply Sewing magazine
Discover a whole world of new embroidery stitches with our Stitch Library series. This month, we’ll show you how to sew perfect chain stitch! Download our free chain stitch pattern and then try out your new skills by embellishing a bag.
How to embellish a bag with chain stitch
Add a personal touch with a simple chain stitched initial.
Homemade presents are the best kind, right? This sweet floral drawstring bag, with a contrasting pocket chain-stitched with an initial, would make a lovely personalised back-to-school gift. (They’ll never lose a book bag again!) Of course, as it’s such a simple project, there’s nothing to stop you making one for yourself, too. Once you’ve mastered this versatile technique, you can use it to embellish other items with your initial, or give more complicated designs a go. Get started with our chain stitch step-by-step and free embroidery patterns above.