Back Stitch

The Needlepoint Back Stitch is primarily used for outlining designs and creating fine lines.

Stitch Details

Back Stitch Instructions & Diagram

You can see the diagram of this stitch below. 
  • Decide the length of the stitches you will make
  • Secure the thread with a small knot and pass the needle from the back to the front
  • Note that if the direction of the row is from left to right, the stitch must be made from right to left
  • (Following the example in the diagram) Perform a stitch horizontally to the left by skipping two canvas threads
  • Move the needle four canvas threads to the right (behind the canvas)
  • Repeat steps 3 and 4 as many times as you need.
  • You can also do this stitch in a circle as it is shown in the diagram or any other form



Stitch Guides where Back Stitch is used

Check out our Stitch Guides where this stitch is used to get some inspiration for your needlepoint project.

If you have doubts about what stitches to choose for your project - check our Tips to select Needlepoint Stitches or Our favorite Needlepoint Decorative Stitches.
Happy stitching :)

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Decorative Stitches for Needlepoint Booklet by Unwind Studio
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Decorative Stitches for Needlepoint Booklet by Unwind Studio

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