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Border stitches are used to create decorative borders around a design or an element of a design.

Border Stitches

Arrowhead stitch Back-stitched chain stitch Basque stitch Blanket stitch Braid stitch Bunched couching Buttonhole stitch Cable chain stitch Chain stitch Chain stitch (drawn thread) Chequered chain stitch Chevron stitch Closed buttonhole stitch Closed feather stitch Closed fly stitch Closed herringbone stitch Couched herringbone stitch Couching Couching around a right-angle Cretan stitch (closed) Cross stitch Crossed buttonhole stitch Diagonal hem stitch Diamond stitch Dot stitch Double back stitch Double buttonhole stitch Double chain stitch Double feather stitch Double herringbone stitch Double knot stitch Double twist stitch Drawn thread preparation Drawn thread preparation with buttonhole edges Elizabethan double ladder stitch Elizabethan holly braid stitch Elizabethan ladder stitch Elizabethan plaited braid stitch Elizabethan plaited braid stitch (cherry variation) Feather stitch Feathered chain stitch Fern stitch Fly stitch Four-sided stitch Gold twist application Greek stitch Heavy chain stitch Hem stitch (Drawn Thread) Herringbone ladder filling stitch Herringbone stitch Holbein stitch Interlaced herringbone band Interlaced herringbone stitch Knotted border Knotted buttonhole stitch Knotted cable chain stitch Knotted chain stitch Laced herringbone stitch Ladder hem stitch Ladder stitch (pulled thread) Ladder stitch (surface) Long and short blanket stitch Long-armed cross stitch Loop stitch Mountmellick stitch Oblong cross stitch Open chain stitch Outline stitch Pekinese stitch Petal stitch Plait stitch Plaited braid stitch Portuguese knotted stem stitch Raised chain band stitch Raised chevron stitch Raised stem band stitch Reverse chain stitch Reversed fly stitch Rosette chain stitch Shell stitch Single feather stitch Sinhalese chain stitch Sorbello stitch Spanish knotted feather stitch Tailor’s buttonhole stitch Thorn stitch Threaded back stitch Threaded chain stitch Threaded herringbone stitch Three-sided stitch Tied herringbone stitch Turning metal thread couching Twisted chain stitch Up and down blanket stitch Van Dyke stitch Whipped back stitch Whipped blanket stitch Whipped chain stitch Whipped stem stitch Woven wheel corner Wrapped bars (drawn thread)