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How to Work the Back Stitch

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How to Work the Back Stitch
How to Work the Back Stitch

Working the Back Stitch

© Cheryl C. Fall, Licensed to About.com

The back stitch is a basic embroidery and sewing stitch used to produce a thin line of stitching, to outline shapes that will be filled with satin stitch, or to stitch fabric pieces together.

To work the back stitch, bring the needle up through the back of the fabric slightly in front of where the stitching will begin.

Take a single stitch backwards towards, then bring the tip of the needle up again a short distance from its original entry hole.

Continue stitching in the same manner, spacing the stitches at regular intervals, until you reach your ending point.

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