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How To Embroider The Back Stitch - A Video Tutorial

The back stitch is another beginner-friendly embroidery stitch that is great for creating lines and filling in spaces. It's a versatile stitch that's easy to create. The back stitch is comprised of short connected stitches that form lines or rows. We'll be using the back stitch in two different sections of the Stained Glass Sampler embroidery pattern. Watch the two videos to find out when and where to use the back stitch. Then scroll down for step-by-step instructions. Want to join the stitch along and embroider the Stained Glass Sampler pattern. Find the pattern here or join Pattern Club!

Video Tutorials:

Step-By-Step Instructions:

1. The back stitch creates a solid line and is good for hand embroidering text, outlining a design, or for filling in a large space. Begin by pulling the needle and thread up through the fabric a stitches length away from where you want your first stitch to start.

2. Then bring the needle back down to the edge of the section you are filling.

3. From the back side of the fabric and hoop, space the needle out the length of your next desired stitch (usually 1/4 inch or less).

4. Pull up through the fabric and bring the needle and thread back down through the end of the previous stitch. With the back stitch, you will always be leaving a space and then stitching backwards to fill in the space and connect it to the edge of your design or previous stitch.


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