Split Back Stitch

This stitch looks similar to the split stitch, but flatter on the fabric. The technique followed is like the back stitch. This stitch is ideal for making outlines or even for laborious fillings.

You need to know the back stitch to be able to do this stitch. The knowledge of the split stitch will be an advantage.

Fig 1: We start normally like a back stitch. Make a stitch A-B. Bring the needle out from C. Fig 2: Now, like a normal back stitch, take the needle towards B and, splitting through the stitch A-B, put in the needle near B or B itself.
Fig 3: The stitch would look like this. It looks similar to the split stitch with a slight chain like effect.
Fig 4: A finished row of split back stitch would show up like this.
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  1. Ann Australia Google Chrome  SM-J100Y Build/KTU84P) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/55.0.2883.91 Mobile Safari/537.36 says:

    Thank you for your help. Ann

  2. Margaret Australia Safari iPad says:

    My first attempt at embroidery – your tutorials are excellent. You’ll be sick of me by the time I’ve finished my project! Thank you for you invaluable help.

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  3. Taylor United States Netscape Navigator iPhone says:

    Hello! I’m a brand new beginner to hand embroidery. I attempted to do a double threaded back stitch and it looks like crap. Any idea what I did wrong or any tips? Thanks!

  4. Surbhi India Mozilla Firefox Windows says:

    Hi there,

    The website is really awesome..
    I am doing fashion designing from a recognized institute..
    Still I found this website really helpful and learnt each and every stitch from here..

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  5. Barb Canada Netscape Navigator iPad says:

    Thank you so much! Am taking up embroidery again as I did a lot when I was very young, and certainly have forgotten a lot of stitches. Thank you for sharing. This is an invaluable resource for me.

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