Threaded back stitch

Threaded back stitch

A threaded Back stitch is a hand embroidery stitch made by combining the foundation stitch (Backstitch) and threading.

After you embroider the backstitch, lace the second thread through the backstitch without entering the fabric or crossing the backstitch.

Other names of the stitch

A threaded back stitch is also called a laced backstitch

Applications of the threaded back stitch

You can embroider the threaded backstitch in a single color and create a wavy line or choose two contrasting colors to create exciting patterns. Keep in mind that the backstitch will be more visible than the threading.

This simple stitch will work great for:

  • Outlines
  • Border designs
  • Lettering

More stitches from the Back stitch family:

Video tutorial

Watch this video tutorial and learn how to embroider a threaded backstitch.

What’s next?

In case you need more guidance, sign up for my free hand embroidery online course – “The top 10 hand embroidery stitches to learn”. This course is free and teaches all the stitches from the list of the best embroidery stitches. Besides that, a free pdf embroidery pattern download is included in the course.

Looking for some other stitch? Head to the Stitches and Techniques part of this blog and choose the stitch you want to learn!

N.B. Some of the links may take you to the EasyToMake designs blog. This is my older hand embroidery blog. While I’m dedicating all of my energy to the Practical Embroidery blog, the previous version still has a lot of great content!