What stitch should I use to outline?
Back stitch is commonly used for outlines and borders but it’s also great for embroidering text or filling in small spaces. Begin by bringing the thread up through the fabric one stitch length away from the starting point.
Should I do the outline first in embroidery?
For a bold look that pops, outline with black embroidery floss. When combining satin stitch with an outline, it’s easier to do the fill stitching first. That way, you aren’t trying to avoid catching the outline stitches with your needle.