types of hand sewing stitches

This is a list of stitches used in hand and machine sewing. The most common standard for stitches in the apparel industry is ASTM International ASTM D6193-16(2020)[1] The standard also covers various types of seams.

Under this classification of stitches there are basic groups as follows:

Examples of machine stitches

Types of hand stitches

See also


  • ^ "Standard Practice for Stitches and Seams". ASTM International. ASTM International. Retrieved 8 February 2024.
  • ^ "Chapter 3 - Marlinespike Seamanship - Sewing canvas by Hand". Seaman: Military manual for the Seaman rate. Integrated Publishing, Inc. Retrieved 2022-11-28.