This stitch is done with herringbone stitch as the base. The herringbone stitch is tacked down using small straight stitches at the crosses. There are two ways this can be done: one, by using just a single stitch over the crosses. Second, by using two stiches across each other over the crosses. The illustrations will make it clearer.
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You need to know the herringbone stitch to be able to do this stitch.
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Herringbone stitch: First, make a row of herringbone stitch as the base.
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Variation 1:
tacked_herringbone_stitch_1 …. tacked_herringbone_stitch_2
Fig 1: Using a contrasting thread, we start making straight stitches over each ‘crossing’ of the herringbone stitch, as illustrated. Fig 2: Continue this simple process for the entire row of herringbone stitch. This tacking makes sure that there is an extra firmness added to the stitch, as well as add to its look.
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tacked_herringbone_stitch_3 Fig 3: A finished tacked herringbone stitch would look like this.
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Variation 2:
tacked_herringbone_stitch_4 tacked_herringbone_stitch_5
Fig 4: We can add to the tacking by making a straight stitch across, like illustrated. Fig 5: A final look of this type of tacking would look like this. :)
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