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Embroidery Tutorial – Backstitched Chain Stitch – video

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Oooh! Two colors!

You know I occasionally love to throw in a fancy-looking stitch that uses two thread colors. See whipped backstitch and running stitch here, and threaded backstitch and running stitch here.

Those have a twisty look – this one is straighter lines and has a bumpier texture.

It’s called Backstitched Chain Stitch and I love it!

I used it to outline the lattice work on some of the rings in this fancy-schmancy embroidered felt garland.


You can see that detail up close in the video.

Here’s the video showing how to do this fancy-looking-but-easy-to-stitch line.

See how easy?

It’s just two of the most basic stitches, stacked right on top of each other. 🙂 Backstitched chain stitch – exactly what it’s called.

Happy stitching!

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  1. Cathy SAYS...

    Thank you! I love your tutorials. I am a beginner, you are very easy to follow.

    Please tell me where to find all your tutorials. I have watched the chain stitch
    Back stitch, lazy daisy,fly.

    • Click on tje tab near the top of the screen where it says “Lessons & Tutorials.”