Back Stitch

Also known as : Point de Sable

Back Stitch is made by taking the thread backward than the conventional forward motion, and thus the name. It follows curves and bends well in a design. There are no spaces between each stitch and so gives a continuous appearance. Cross stitch patterns use them too. Like the running stitch, back stitch also lays a foundation for many variations over it.


Fig 1: Bring the thread through A and take it in through B. This creates one stitch. Fig 2: Bring the thread through C and take it in through B. This way, we are creating a stich by taking the thread backward.
Fig 3: Bring the thread through D and take it in through C. Continue this pattern to finish the design.
Fig 5: A finished line of back stitch will look like this.
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