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Herringbone Stitch

A good stitch for borders and can also be used as a filling stitch. If you want to work a row of herringbone stitch all the same height it is a good idea to draw a couple of lines on the fabric to indicate the top and bottom of the stitch.

Herringbone Stitch 1
1) Bring your needle up through the fabric on the bottom guideline.
Herringbone Stitch 2
2) The thread will now be at the start point for a row of stitches.

Herringbone Stitch 3
3) Push your needle down through the fabric on the top guideline,  to the right of the point where the thread first came through the fabric.

Herringbone Stitch 4
4) You will now have a diagonal stitch.

Herringbone Stitch 5
5) Bring your needle up through the fabric a little to the left of the last stitch on the top guideline.

Herringbone Stitch 6
6) This is how it will look.
Herringbone Stitch 7
7) Push the needle through the fabric to the right of the diagonal stitch and on the bottom guideline.

Herringbone Stitch 8
8) You will now have two stitches, crossing towards the top.

Herringbone Stitch 9
9) Bring your needle up through the fabric just to the left of the last stitch on the bottom guideline.

Herringbone Stitch 10
10) This is how it looks now.

Herringbone Stitch 11
11) Push your needle through the fabric on the top guideline to the right of the last stitch.

Herringbone Stitch 12
12) This is how it looks now
Herringbone Stitch 13
13) Keep repeating steps 5 to 12 until you have finished your row of stitches
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