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« on: May 02, 2011 03:36:49 AM »

Welcome to the first of my embroidery stitch tutorials!

The Back Stitch is by far the easiest stitch to learn and adapts well to almost any design. It is called a Back Stitch because you are always "going back to the end of the first stitch". It is also sometimes called an Outline stitch.


http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn159/bajita42/Stitch%20Tutorials/split1-1.jpg

To get started, choose the amount of embroidery strands that you wish to use and thread your needle. Also, if you are using a frame (hoop or square frame), go ahead and set your fabric to your liking. I tend to like my fabric to be tight in the frame.


Now to stitching!


Step 1

(I drew a line on my fabric just to help you follow along a bit better.)

Pull your thread up through the back of your material.
http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn159/bajita42/Stitch%20Tutorials/outline1.jpg

Put the needle back into the fabric on your design line and back out just a bit further along the line. Pull the thread through. Think of this stitch as making a series of dashes.

http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn159/bajita42/Stitch%20Tutorials/outline2.jpg



Step 2


Place the needle at the end of the first stitch and out on the other of side of the first finished stitch.

]http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn159/bajita42/Stitch%20Tutorials/outline3.jpg

Continue stitching along your design. You're now doing the back stitch! Smiley

http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn159/bajita42/Stitch%20Tutorials/split1-1.jpg


Troubleshooting:


My fabric is puckering! ... or... I have little holes showing between the stitches!


This is a tension issue. You might be pulling to hard when you pull a stitch through. Fortunately with this stitch, it is easy to undo a couple of stitches to remedy the problem.


I'm stitching a curve, but it looks clunky chunky!

Take shorter stitches in curves so that your curve looks smooth.


HAPPY STITCHING!
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« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2011 03:37:42 AM »

I'll be back this afternoon to fix those tiny photos. I have no idea why they are so small.  Huh

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« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2011 12:39:16 PM »

 Cheesy

Thank you for the awesome tutorial! I can't wait for more of them.
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« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2011 03:03:59 PM »

I've figured out what the problem is with the pic. Unfortunately, it means that I have to reshoot them but that's ok because this is a simple stitch. Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2011 08:29:43 AM »

Thanks for the tut! This is a great idea, it means Craftster can truly be a one-stop-shop for embroidery questions (I always have to look at non-craftster sites for stitching techniques).
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« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2011 05:18:48 PM »

That's the idea striker! One stop for inspiration, commentary and instruction. Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2011 02:35:26 PM »

i cant wait to try out my first cross stitch now
thanks!  Grin
now to buy some floss
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