Chain stitch is one of my favourite stitches - it adds some lovely texture and boldness to your lines. It's great for lettering, too.
Note: this is the 'backwards' way to do chain stitch, but the outcome is exactly the same. I find it easier and use it *all* the time.
Instructions (given in video):
- Start with a tiny stitch - just a couple of millimetres.
- Come up a stitch length away.
- Then, pass your needle through your original, tiny stitch, staying this side of the fabric...and go back down the hole you came up through. This is your first link in the chain.
- Continue - come up another stitch length away, pass your needle under the previous stitch, then back in the same hole.