Here is a link to a step-by-step guide to creating a classic spiral tie-dye shirt.
The next demonstration is for the STEM STITCH - used for outlines on a design. Begin with a backstitch, make even, slightly slanted stitches along an outline, working from right to left. Ensure to always keep the thread at the right of your needle (all steps are based on being right handed).
Third year students are currently working on their craft projects, combining hand embroidery with the sewing machine to showcase their design ideas, influenced by rugby, doughnuts, fire, peacock, and many more....some basic embroidery stitches are demonstrated here which the students are incorporating into their design & craft ideas. Firstly, a quick guide to 7 well tried and tested embroidery stitches with a jazz accompaniment...
Another hand-stitch which can be used in place of a machine stitch, i.e. secure and permanent. It is much smaller in length than a tacking stitch and is used for sewing seams or for gathering fabric; this version is for embroidery purposes, but the steps apply for basic running stitch of fabrics also.