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How to Stitch a Threaded Backstitch or Running Stitch – video

How to Sew Threaded Backstitch or Running Stitch - a video tutorial from Shiny Happy World

Here’s an easy way to fancy-up a basic outline stitch. Try it with two colors of thread like I show in the video – it’s a fun look!

Take a look at this video showing how to sew a whipped running stitch or backstitch for a slightly different look.

Here are all my lessons for outline embroidery stitches.

Return to the Learn to Embroider main Table of Contents.

Move on to the lessons teaching fill stitches.


  1. Thank you so much!
    It´ s a great explication
    I love embroidering and sewing
    Hugs from Spain

  2. I never think of doing cute stuff like this stitch! Thanks!

  3. You have really good explanations. I really like your suggestion of using a tapestry needle.

  4. Hi Wendi – how do you finish/tie off these super cute threaded stitches?

    • The same way I would finish off any other stitching – it doesn’t require any special handling. You can see a video at wendigratz(dot)blogspot(dot)com/2011/08/how-to-tie-off-thread-on-back-of-your(dot)html

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