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back·stitch

 (băk′stĭch′)
n.
A stitch made by inserting the needle at the midpoint of a preceding stitch so that the stitches overlap by half lengths on the back of the fabric and appear continuous on the front.

back′stitch′ v.

backstitch

(ˈbækˌstɪtʃ)
n
(Knitting & Sewing) a strong sewing stitch made by starting the next stitch at the middle or beginning of the preceding one
vb
(Knitting & Sewing) to sew using this stitch

back•stitch

(ˈbækˌstɪtʃ)
n.
1. stitching or a stitch in which the thread is doubled back on the preceding stitch.
v.t., v.i.
2. to sew by backstitch.
[1605–15]

backstitch


Past participle: backstitched
Gerund: backstitching

Imperative
backstitch
backstitch
Present
I backstitch
you backstitch
he/she/it backstitches
we backstitch
you backstitch
they backstitch
Preterite
I backstitched
you backstitched
he/she/it backstitched
we backstitched
you backstitched
they backstitched
Present Continuous
I am backstitching
you are backstitching
he/she/it is backstitching
we are backstitching
you are backstitching
they are backstitching
Present Perfect
I have backstitched
you have backstitched
he/she/it has backstitched
we have backstitched
you have backstitched
they have backstitched
Past Continuous
I was backstitching
you were backstitching
he/she/it was backstitching
we were backstitching
you were backstitching
they were backstitching
Past Perfect
I had backstitched
you had backstitched
he/she/it had backstitched
we had backstitched
you had backstitched
they had backstitched
Future
I will backstitch
you will backstitch
he/she/it will backstitch
we will backstitch
you will backstitch
they will backstitch
Future Perfect
I will have backstitched
you will have backstitched
he/she/it will have backstitched
we will have backstitched
you will have backstitched
they will have backstitched
Future Continuous
I will be backstitching
you will be backstitching
he/she/it will be backstitching
we will be backstitching
you will be backstitching
they will be backstitching
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been backstitching
you have been backstitching
he/she/it has been backstitching
we have been backstitching
you have been backstitching
they have been backstitching
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been backstitching
you will have been backstitching
he/she/it will have been backstitching
we will have been backstitching
you will have been backstitching
they will have been backstitching
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been backstitching
you had been backstitching
he/she/it had been backstitching
we had been backstitching
you had been backstitching
they had been backstitching
Conditional
I would backstitch
you would backstitch
he/she/it would backstitch
we would backstitch
you would backstitch
they would backstitch
Past Conditional
I would have backstitched
you would have backstitched
he/she/it would have backstitched
we would have backstitched
you would have backstitched
they would have backstitched
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.backstitch - an overlapping stitch made by starting the next stitch at the middle of the preceding onebackstitch - an overlapping stitch made by starting the next stitch at the middle of the preceding one
embroidery stitch, sewing stitch - a stitch made with thread and a threaded sewing needle through fabric or leather
Verb1.backstitch - do backstitchesbackstitch - do backstitches      
sew, sew together, stitch, run up - fasten by sewing; do needlework
Translations

backstitch

[ˈbækstɪtʃ]
A. Npespunte m
B. VTpespuntar
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Just choose a motif, draw it on graph paper, poke holes through the graph paper into the blotting paper, and fill in with stitches (we used Algerian eye stitches, backstitches, and running stitches).