The running stitch is an easy hand sewing stitch that can be used in many projects, it can also be used to gather fabric.
A smaller running stitch can also be used for embroidery and appliques.
You can also do a back stitch by hand. Click here to learn how.
The running stitch is often used for basting. This is a temporary stitch that is meant to hold fabric together before the final stitching. Use a large stitch and it doesn’t have to look neat since it will be removed.