1. RUNNING STITCH :---This is the simplest form of hand stitch which is
used for permanent sewing hand made seams and
tucks , gathering , shirring , quilting , and mending can be
done with this stitch it is similar to even basting ,
but the stitches are smaller . The stitches should be
straight , fine and evenly spaced and about 1/6 " to
1/8 " in length . Pass the needle through the fabric
several times before pulling it through .