Hand embroidery stitches are the patterns that are made on cloth, felt, leather, or other material by sewing. They can be flowers, leaves, stems, birds, fruits, grass, paisley, or any other design. They look beautiful and can be used on dresses, pillows, bags and so on. There can be various kinds of freestyle surface embroidery stitches, as pointed out below. So depending on the purpose, skill or when you would use a stitch, you can choose from the following list.
There are a few simple stitches that every beginner should know. Once you are comfortable with these easy stitches, you can make a foray into the complex ones.
You can use the outlining and filling stitches to make monograms. The raised stitches can add a unique 3d effect to the background of bags. The decorative embroidery techniques look pretty on pillow covers, bedsheets, etc. You can even use them in fancy writing and to mend your clothes. It would be fun to try out new embroidery stitches every week.