Back Stitch | Ultimate Stitch Guide


Hello! Today I'm posting the second installment of my USG. If you're not sure what it's about or if you missed the first post then click here to read it! Anyway the stitch I'm going to be discussing today is back stitch. It's usually used to hold things together and is a lot more secure than running stitch. It's fairly easy to do and, as the name suggests, the stitch is formed by going backwards. You can also use it when stitching things right sides together (then turning- so the stitches don't show!) and I've got some examples of that at the end of this post.

To start tie a knot then bring your needle up...


Once you've done that go backwards (it should form a stitch!) then, all in one go come back up where you want the end of your next stitch to be...

It should look like this..
Then, repeat the backwards process and your stitches will end up looking like so...

And the back should be overlapping like this...

Like with my "Running Stitch Examples" all of these were made quite a while ago :) But the examples all demonstrate how back stitch can be used.
The joining around the mouth
All the seams have been stitched using back stitch
Again, all the seams
And all the seams of this one as well!


And that's it! Back stitch is pretty easy once you get the hang of it and can be quite quick to do. Let me know if you have any questions in the comments or, if you've made anything using back stitch!

Thanks for reading,