How To Sew A Backstitch
Start with a threaded needle and fabric you’d like to sew or embellish. Chalk and a straight edge can be helpful.
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If you want to mark your stitching line, you can use chalk to draw it on, now.
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Poke the needle through one stitch length away from beginning of your stitching line or the previous stitch.
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Bring the needle out the distance of one stitch a beyond the previous stitch.
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Return the needle through the fabric directly next to the previous stitch.
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Continue in this manner until you’re finished with your line of stitching.
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The backstitch is useful for top stitching a hem, seaming, and also for tracing drawn motifs.
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