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Hand Sewing the Herringbone Stitch

Add detail to your next sewing project with one of the beautiful variations of the Herringbone stitch.


By Natalie Chanin
August 2018

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Cover courtesy of Abrams

The Geometry of Hand-Sewing (Abrams, 2017) by Natalie Chanin embraces traditional hand-sewing while simplifying elaborate and ornate stitches with the help of stitching cards included in the book. Chanin is the director of Alabama Chanin and the author four additional sewing and style books. The following excerpt details variations of the herringbone stitch.

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Displayed in order from left to right is the Double Herringbone, the Woven Double Herringbone, the Whipped Herringbone, the Laced Herringbone, the Threaded Herringbone, the Looped and Threaded Herringbone, and the Knotted Herringbone. (Photo by Abraham Rowe and Rinne Allen).



Double Herringbone

The Double Herringbone is worked as a single row of Herringbone Stitch and then filled in between the first row of stitches with a second pass.




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