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How to Back Stitch

So you want to learn how to back stitch.  The back stitch is easily one of the most important hand embroidery stitches.  It is great for outlining shapes, making lines, and stitching letters.  It’s also one of the easiest stitches to learn.

How to Back Stitch

You start a back stitch just like you would a running stitch.  Instead of moving forward with your second stitch, you move back to meet the end of the previous stitch.  That is why it is called a back stitch.  Bring needle up at 1and down at 2. Bring needle up at 3 and back down at 1.

How to Back Stitch

I’m a visual learner, so seeing a video is much easier for me to how to back stitch from.  Head over to my YouTube channel or click the play button below to learn this easy embroidery stitch.

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Learn all of these other embroidery stitches by making this stitch guide sampler with me. It’s a great way to practice and a nice reference to have while you are reading other embroidery patterns.

embroidery stitches

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To watch all of the videos in this series, including some basic embroidery tips, go to my YouTube channel here. I’ll walk you through the entire process and make it super easy for you.

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