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Back stitching Christmas stocking
Sat, Nov 28, 2015 9:27 PM
Posted by Janine Griffin
Help! I'm nearly finished cross stitching my seven-month-old granddaughter's Christmas stocking -- Christmas Morning by Janlynn. The pattern appears to indicate that I back stitch the perimeter of the stocking, but when I look at photos of the finished stocking, I can't see the back stitched border. Should I stitch it or not? Many, many thanks from a stressed grandmother!
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    Reply from Finny
    Tuesday, December 1, 2015 8:33 AM
    Use your judgement. There are often times that a pattern will tell me a particular way of finishing that I'm not fond off and so I change it or leave it be. Is the back stitch used for closing and sealing the stocking at the edges? If the back stitch is around the right side and on the parameter of the stocking and you don't like it then you can back stick stitch it on the wrong side to close up the stocking and flip it inside out. I personally like using a blanket stitch on the right side for stockings. Go to top
    • Reply from Carol
      Wednesday, December 2, 2015 8:38 PM
      Are you sure that it is backstitching & not just the outline of the stocking. I just finished 3 stockings (including a Janlynn one) & they all have a line around the perimeter but it is to indicate the shape of the stocking. Normally you baste that line & then cut ½" beyond that. Read the instructions carefully & they should tell you what it is. Go to top