Bosnian stitch

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Bosnian stitch is a simple border stitch that can also be used as an open filling stitch.

Bosnian stitch - fence stitch - zigzag holbein stitch tutorials

Other names:

Fence stitch

Yugoslavian border stitch

Zigzag holbein stitch.

We first make a horizontal row of vertical stitches like shown below.

Bosnian stitch - fence stitch - zigzag holbein stitch tutorials

Bosnian stitch - fence stitch - zigzag holbein stitch tutorials

Bosnian stitch - fence stitch - zigzag holbein stitch tutorials

Bosnian stitch - fence stitch - zigzag holbein stitch tutorials

Diagonal stitches are placed in the return journey.

Bosnian stitch - fence stitch - zigzag holbein stitch tutorials

This is how a single row of Bosnian stitch looks like.

Bosnian stitch - fence stitch - zigzag holbein stitch tutorials

This stitch is reversible and hence can be used in projects where both the front and the back of the fabric is visible. This is how the back side looks like.

Bosnian stitch - fence stitch - zigzag holbein stitch tutorials

Adding more rows

Bosnian stitch - fence stitch - zigzag holbein stitch tutorials

Bosnian stitch - fence stitch - zigzag holbein stitch tutorials

Bosnian stitch - fence stitch - zigzag holbein stitch tutorials

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