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Back Stitch

Backstitch or back stitch and its variants stem stitch, outline stitch and split stitch are a class of embroidery and sewing stitches in which individual stitches are made backward to the general direction of sewing. These stitches form lines and are most often used to outline shapes or to add fine detail to an embroidered picture.

 Most often used as an outline stitch. Work the basic stitch from right to left keeping distance between stitch beginnings equal and consistent. Do not allow needle to pierce existing stitches as this will affect stitch appearance.