This one was already started, so ignore the "bel" there.
Poke your needle up through where you want to start.
To begin... JUST this time... take a regular stitch.
Pull that through all the way and then comes the tricky part. Poke the needle back up through about the same distance ahead as your first stitch. You want to keep them as even and as close in size as possible. There will be a little gap between where you are pulling the thread back up and the first stitch.
Now, put the needle back in at the end of the first stitch you took.EXACTLY at the end of that stitch or else you will have gaps and it won't look as nice.
Pull the thread all the way through, and then come back up again a stitch-width in front of the one you just did. Just keep going backwards like this, keep the stitches as close in size as you can, and don't leave gaps between your stitches. Pretty easy once you get the hang of it!
I have also been using this technique to hand embroider Easter basket liners. I love the way this one turned out (she chose great colors).
I hope you found this tutorial at least a little helpful. Now I have to get back to weaving. Hippity hoppity, Easter's on its way!