Back Stitch

How to sew a backstitch

Let's get stitching!

The back stitch is quite simple and has helped improve my embroidery a ton! 

Step one:

Thread your needle and tie a knot at the end of the long tail of the thread.

Step Two:

Poke your needle through the back side of the fabric and gently pull the thread through until it is stopped by the knot at the end of the long tail of your thread.  Poke your needle back down through the front of the fabric and pull the thread through to make one regular stitch.

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Step Three:

Here’s where the term back stitch starts to make sense.  To make your next stitch, poke your needle through the fabric one stitch length ahead of your last finished stitch.  Gently pull the thread all the way through.

To finish the stitch, poke your needle back through the fabric at the end of your last completed stitch and pull the thread through.

The back stitch is the main stitch I use for embroidery.  You can make all sorts of cute things with embroidery.  Create your own patterns or check some out here!