Begin the backstitch by poking the needle up through the fabric, and then back down to make a single stitch. Then poke the needle back up through the fabric a space away from the first stitch, as if you were doing the running stitch.
Now poke your needle back down through the fabric at the end of the first stitch. This is the "back" part of the backstitch.
Now poke your needle up through the fabric a space away from the previous stitch. You will then stitch back again. Just repeat this pattern of stitching and you are good to go!
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