How To
Herringbone Stitch

This technique is another nice way to tack up a hem. It can be applied to the cuffs, neck or hemline of a sweater. It involves two simple movements that are illustrated below.

How to Do It

Herringbone Stitch

Step One

Draw the threaded yarn through the right half of a stitch on the folded up hem from right to left. Make sure it passes underneath the working yarn on the way out.

Herringbone Stitch

Step Two

Next insert the needle through a purl bump on the backside of the fabric you are tacking the hem to. Pass the needle from top to bottom. If you are sewing a straight seam, make sure that you are sewing through purl bumps that are along the same row. Otherwise your hem will be uneven.

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