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.
If you want to mark your stitching line, you can use chalk to draw it on, now.
Poke the needle through one stitch length away from beginning of your stitching line or the previous stitch.
Bring the needle out the distance of one stitch a beyond the previous stitch.
Return the needle through the fabric directly next to the previous stitch.
Continue in this manner until you’re finished with your line of stitching.
The backstitch is useful for top stitching a hem, seaming, and also for tracing drawn motifs.
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