• Backstitch and its variations
    Embroidery stitches

    Backstitch and its variations

    Group of hand embroidery stitches. Backstitch and its variations. In this article, I would like to look closer at one group of hand embroidery stitches – a backstitch and its variations. Backstitch is one of the basic hand embroidery stitches everyone should know. It is great for outlines, lettering, borders, and tiny details. In modern hand embroidery, we use this basic stitch a lot. There are many variations of the backstitch. Also, the backstitch is often a base stitch of the composite stitches.  You will find a list of backstitch variations below. In every stitch description, there is a link to a video tutorial where I demonstrate how to embroider…