Stem Stitch is one of the basic stitches like the back stitch or straight stitch. It takes minimum effort or hand embroidery knowledge, to do this stitch. Stem Stitch is similar to back stitch. Like back stitch, after pulling out the threaded needle, we have to take it backward and poke in. The difference is, in back stitch, we pull out the threaded needle through some point forward to the first stitch but in stem stitch we pull out the threaded needle through the middle of the first stitch.
1. Pull out the threaded needle though the fabric.
2. Take the needle backward and poke in.
3. Keeping the thread of the completed stitch to the left, pull out the needle through the middle of the first stitch. Do not prick the thread of the previous stitch.
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