On to stitch 3 of the 7 days of stitches series: the STEM STITCH. Stem stitch is an elegant line stitch that resembles a rope. The slanting segments make this stitch blend the single stitches into a smoother line than the more distinct segments of back stitch or chain stitch.
This is how it's done
1 // Stick the needle into the fabric at one stitch length and pull it up at half the length of the same stitch.
2 // Repeat to stick the needle into the fabric at one stitches length and pull it up where your last stitch ends.
// The stem stitch looks like backstitch on the backside.