If you’re wondering how to do back stitch cross stitch, you’ve come to the right place. Stitch enthusiasts everywhere search for this technique of stitching to add character and interest to their cross stitch. Here’s how to do it:
To begin, you’ll need a piece of fabric large enough to hold you in a free-hand stitch. Fold it diagonally and press it flat. This is the piece of fabric you’ll be working with for a long time to come, so make sure you don’t cut corners.
Next, lay the fabric on top of another piece of paper and trace the back of the fabric with a pencil. You can either draw your design in pencil or use a permanent marker to accomplish the same thing.
When the outline is traced, cut out the outline and fold it over along the border. Then, take another piece of fabric and align it diagonally with the first one.
Trace around the edges of the two pieces of fabric and fold them together, forming a triangle. The pieces will now form a ‘V’. At this point, you’ll be working on the cross stitch.
Use a cross-stitch needle to “cut” the triangle in half diagonally. Then, move to the next seam in the second triangle and repeat the procedure.
In order to accurately draw a cross stitch, your cross-stitch stitcher needs to be able to determine how to cut a triangle and how to sew a line through it. You can do this with your stitcher’s art. By viewing a movie with the picture displayed on your computer screen, you can view the lines as they intersect.
In order to accurately cut the line through the triangle, you’ll need to locate the lines that run down the center of the fabric. After locating these lines, carefully trace them with a pencil.
After you have successfully traced the lines, turn the triangles over, taking care to line up the lines. Once aligned, make a tiny cut across the center of the line.
As you might guess, there are a few steps in learning how to do back stitch cross stitch. You should study up on both the back stitch basics and the different kinds of stitches. This will give you the knowledge you need to create beautiful patterns.
Next, take a piece of paper and trace your pattern exactly as you saw it in the book, using a pencil, marker, or a tape measure. Remember that you can do this by observing the back of the pattern or viewing the picture on your computer screen. You’ll be tracing your pattern at this point.
Once you’ve traced your pattern, cut out the pattern and fold it over to make a triangle. Trace this same triangle again using a pencil, then make another cut across the line to complete the cut you made last time. You’ve just learned how to do back stitch cross stitch.