I’m son in love with this stitch! It is one of my favorites and has such a gorgeous texture! Today I’m sharing the Embroidery Basics – Layered Back Stitch!
The Layered Back Stitch is perfect for lettering, or for filling open areas where you want a more textured look than a Satin Stitch. You can see the layered back stitch above in the embroidery project – it makes up the heart and the word “love”. You can find the free “All You Need is Love” pattern here.
This fun hoop shows how great the stitch looks with a script lettering. It really makes it stand out! Click here for the “With You I am Home” pattern.
On this “You’re My Jam” hoop you can see how great the lettering looks as the main feature of the hoop!
Embroidery Basics – Layered Back Stitch
To Stitch a Layered Back Stitch:
- Thread your needle. Stitch a Back Stitch around the outline of your design.
- Starting at one end of the design, stitch back stitches inside the outline. Vary the length of the back stitches to give the stitching a “brick” like appearance.
- Continue until the entire outline is filled with the stitching.
- If you are going around curves, use smaller stitches to fill the area with more even stitches.
You can view all my other stitch tutorials here!