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Discover how to sew the full range of hand embroidery stitches with our series of beginners' guides. This month, we’re looking at how to sew backstitch.
Stitch a cycling tribute to a sporty person in your life…
We all know someone who is into cycling: Mamils (Middle Aged Men in Lycra) are everywhere! With this in mind, and knowing that you might want to make a gift for the sporty guys and gals in your life, we thought we’d offer a classic embroidered bike template for you to handstitch onto soft furnishing or clothing as you see fit. Follow Zoë Patching’s instructions above for backstitch – it’s a perfect stitch to use
for outlines and you can download our Free bicycle embroidery pattern here.