Whipped back stitch gives the smoothest lines! It turns singular back stitches into a seamless looking, smooth line. I use it a lot for outlining or flower stems. Also - back stitch looking a little wonky? Whip it!
Here's how ya do it!
Follow the instructions for Back Stitch and make a line of the desired length (photo one).
Bring needle back up at the top of the last back stitch (photo two).
Without going through the fabric, insert your needle through the nearest back stitch from right to left (photo three).
Move down a stitch and insert your needle from right to left (photo four).
TIP: You can go through the stitches left to right, but you always need to go in the same direction, so be consistent.
Continue along all of the stitches, “whipping” them in the same way
When you’ve reached the end, insert your needle as close as possible to the bottom of the line and secure at the back.
Photo seven shows a completed line of Whipped Back Stitch.