Embroidery Back Stitch

This embroidery stitch is a must to learn, and it’s super easy! The back stitch is a type of outline embroidery stitch that is great for outlining shapes or stitching text.

Back Stitch

How to Do a Back Stich

how to do a back stitch step 1

Bring the thread through to the front of the fabric

back stitch tutorial step 2

Skip a bit of space and make a straight stitch.

back stitch tutorial step 3
back stitch tutorial step 4

Skip an equal amount of space (the same length as your first stitch) and come up through the fabric.

back stitch tutorial

Make another straight stitch, this time backwards, touching the first straight stitch you made. 

back stitch embroidery

Here is the back stitch completed