Backstitch embroidery tutorial

Back stitch video tutorial

In the video tutorial of back stitch below I show you how to embroider this essential hand embroidery stitch.

The backstitch 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.

Watch a video tutorial below and learn how to embroider a back stitch.

There are many variations of the backstitch. Some of them are:

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” or Sign Up for a free hand embroidery course where you will learn all these 10 stitches!

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Hand embroidery pattern and tutorial, Small flower in four colorways, beginner embroidery

☆ PDF pattern and embroidery instructions that include:
The full-size printable stitching pattern, Color guide, Stitch guide, Material list, Instructions for transferring pattern, Stitching instructions, Links to video lessons, Instructions for finishing the hoop.
☆ The pattern is written in English
☆ The size of the finished hoop – 4 inches / 10 cm.

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Pink abstract flower hoop art pdf pattern

☆ PDF pattern and embroidery instructions that include:
The full-size printable stitching pattern, Color guide, Stitch guide, Material list, Instructions for transferring pattern, Stitching instructions, Links to video lessons, Instructions for finishing the hoop.
☆ The pattern is written in English
☆ The size of the finished hoop – 7 inches / 17 cm.

PDF PATTERN

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