Back stitch is such a wonderfully simple stitch yet is also this amazing powerhouse because it serves as the foundation for so many other stitches. Definitely worth having this embroidery technique in your arsenal.
1. Create a simple straight stitch as long or as short as you want.
2. Following the line of your pattern, bring your needle up through the fabric a space ahead of the stitch you just created. You want this space to be similar in size to the first stitch that you created in Step 1.
3. Then take your needle, come back to the end of point of that first straight stitch that you created in Step 1 and pull your needle down through the fabric.
4. Repeat Steps 2-3.
- I used 6 strands of floss to create the design shown in the photo. But you can adjust your floss count to create lots of different kind of looks.
- Try to keep your stitch size consistent. This will create a more uniform, finished look.
To read through all the other stitches in my library, click HERE.