Learn how to reinforce a hem with Coats Crafts UK. The herringbone stitch also has a decorative effect.
Fig 1 Thread and tack to mark out the edges of an equilateral triangle no higher than 1.5 cm. Then make a herringbone stitch by having the needle exit the cloth along the lower left-hand angle pointing upward and making a small stitch from right to left.
Fig 2 Sewing again with the thread angling downwards to the right and then make a horizontal stitch exiting the cloth from the left-hand angle.
Fig 3 Sew again from top to bottom under the last stitch and then make a stitch to the left.
Fig 4 Repeat the stitches in figures 2 and 3 until the triangle is completely covered, thus obtaining the shape of a fish bone.