In the video tutorial of back stitch below I show you how to embroider this essential hand embroidery stitch.
The back stitch is made backward to the general direction of sewing. In hand embroidery, this stitch forms the lines and is most often used to outline shapes and to add fine detail to an embroidered picture. You can also use it to embroider lettering. This stitch can be worked both straight and curved. You can make even the smallest and most detailed curves by adjusting the lengths of the stitch.
If you want to learn more about essential hand embroidery stitches, read my blog post about “The top 10 hand embroidery stitches you should learn”
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Sampler PDF pattern of the top 10 hand embroidery stitches
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Hand embroidery pdf pattern Christmas Tree with a star, 2 color combinations
☆ 10-page PDF pattern and embroidery instructions with Full-size printable stitching pattern, stitching guide, Color guide (DMC embroidery floss, 2 different color combinations), Material list, Embroidery tips, Instructions for transferring pattern and finishing your hoop, Photos of hoops made with both color sets
☆ The pattern is written in English
☆ The size of the finished hoop – 17 cm (6.7 inches)