Fun with Backstitch Basics

Fun with Backstitch Basics

The basic backstitch is the foundational stitch in EVERY single one of Hook Line & Tinker’s patterns (so far). It’s easy-peasy and perfectly simple for “EVERYBODY”, just like the song by the “Backstitch” Boys.

How to Backstitch

A back stitch is used to create solid, unbroken lines. Come up at A, down at B, and back up again at C and continue.

Does stitch length matter? Leave it to the dogs LOL


The stem stitch, split stitch, whipped backstitch (and more) are all just variations on the simple backstitch. If the backstitch was a dance it might look a little like this:

Happy stitching!

- Laurie Dolhan -

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