Last Updated on September 7, 2020 by wendigratz
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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.
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