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How to Herringbone Stitch

Project Info:

    You will need:
  • Leather
  • Chinese Knotting Cord

Level: Beginner

Estimated time: Varies

Refer to video

How to Herringbone Stitch

Boysenberry- 0.4mm

0.4mm chinese knotting cord

$3.50 USD

Teak- 0.5mm

0.5mm chinese knotting cord

$3.50 USD

Mocha- 0.8mm

0.8mm chinese knotting cord

$3.50 USD

Distressed Denim- 1.5mm Indian Leather by the Yard

Leather- 1.5

$1.75 USD

Deep Dish Project Tray

Design Boards & Storage

$19.95 USD

Project Tray Inserts

Design Boards & Storage

$10.25 USD

Clampers (1 pair)

Tools

$1.75 USD

Thread Snips

Tools

$3.35 USD

GS Hypo Cement

Tools

$6.25 USD

Project Map

A classic technique we've used time and again! Be sure to check out our Herringbone, 5 Stitch, and Setting the Mood projects to see this technique in action.

Using any size of Chinese Knotting Cord, weave over and under your leather to create a herringbone style section that's perfect for color-blocking. For measurements, consider that 1 foot of CKC will create approximately 1 inch of herringbone weave. You can certainly use other stringing materials to herringbone with, too! Try it with C-Lon, skinny leather, even waxed linen!