How to Sew a Back Stitch - Cross Stitch Tutorial

How to Sew a Back Stitch - Cross Stitch Tutorial

Cross Stitch  |  1 min read time

Tutorial Overview

In this video we'll demonstrate how to sew a back stitch.

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Step-by-step guide

Step 1:

Using your pattern grid for guidance locate the starting point for your next stitch.

Step 2:

Bring your threaded needle up from the reverse of the Aida, one stitch before the starting point. Then down and out through the back of the Aida, creating the first back stitch shown on your pattern grid.

Step 3:

Next you'll come out the front again one stitch ahead, following the direction of the stitches in your pattern.

There'll be a gap between the two holes worked.

Step 4:

Now thread your needle back down through the hole of the previous stitch to close the gap. 

Each stitch is worked by making one step forward, then one step back.

Step 5:

You have now completed a row of back stitches.

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