How to do a Herringbone Stitch

Herringbone Stitch

OK. This one is considered easy, however you have to keep it even and straight.  The herringbone is a neat little decorative stitch that you can run a couple of different ways to create wonderful patterns. But, if you don't keep it spaced evenly and straight, you'll be all...


  1. Bring the needle up through the fabric
  2. Go across then back down
  3. Come back up next to where you just went down
  4. Cross over your first stitch and go down even with bottom of the stitch
  5. Come back up next to where you just went down
  6. Then cross over and back down even with the top of the stitch 

That's the pattern. Keep it straight and pay attention the the top and bottom lines. Some use the needle to keep the line straight. You could also use a fabric marker, or even a ruler. We'll cover all the alteration to the herringbone in another post. Practice and have fun with this cool little stitch!

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