Technique:

Back Stitch

Bring the needle up at A, down at B; up at C, down at D. The stiches on the back will be twice as long as those on the front. Either send the needle through in the same hole as the last stich or leave just a tiny gap between the stitches. Back stitch is a great way to hold two pieces of fabric together because it’s much less likely to gather and bunch than running stitch and it’s very secure. It’s also a great stitch to use for outlining in embroidery.