Backstitch Tutorial

If you’re new to embroidery and want to know how get started, I recommend reading the Embroidery Basics tutorial first.

The backstitch is another essential stitch to have under your belt. I consider it my MVS (Most Versatile Stitch). The backstitch can be used for outlines, stitching words, adding details – you name it, you can use the backstitch.

Here’s a quick look at the steps. I’ll break each of these down below.

Backstitch tutorial by The Stitch Emporium

Step-by-step instructions

Step 1: Make a straight stitch in the fabric.

Step 2: Push the needle up through the fabric, leaving a space as long as the first stitch.

Step 3: Place the tip of the needle at the end of the first stitch, then push through. Make sure you don’t leave any space between the two stitches.

Step 4: Continue stitching. Remember to make the stitches even and straight.

The final result!

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