japanese stab binding tutorial: stars

By popular request. Next up, ‘woven’.

An fairly beginner bind and a beginner hole pattern.

**click on an image to enlarge**

hole pattern
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sewing pattern
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EXIT = needle pointed DOWN and ENTER = needle pointed UP
=====
enter 1, (leave a tail but don’t knot it) wrap around right edge, enter 1 again
exit 4
enter 3, wrap around right edge, enter 3 again
wrap around spine, enter 3 again
exit 4
enter 1, wrap around spine at angle to between 1 and 2, enter 1 again
exit 2
enter 3
exit 2, wrap around spine, thread needle under loop from 1, point right, exit 2 again
enter 5
exit 7
enter 4, wrap around spine, enter 4 again
exit 7
enter 5, wrap around spine at angle to between 5 and 6, enter 5 again
exit 6
enter 4
exit 6, wrap around spine, thread needle under loop from 5, point right, exit 6 again
enter 8
exit 10
enter 7, wrap around spine, enter 7 again
exit 10
enter 8, wrap around spine at angle to between 8 and 9, enter 8 again
exit 9
enter 7
exit 9, wrap around spine, thread needle under loop from 8, point right, exit 9 again
enter 11
exit 13
enter 10, wrap around spine, enter 10 again
exit 13
enter 11, wrap around spine at angle to between 11 and 12, enter 11 again
exit 12
enter 10
exit 12, wrap around spine, thread needle under loop from 11, point right, exit 12 again
enter 14
exit 16
enter 13, wrap around spine, enter 13 again
exit 16, wrap around spine, exit 16 again
wrap around left edge, exit 16 again
enter 14, wrap around spine at angle to between 14 and 15, enter 14 again
exit 15
enter 13
exit 15, wrap around spine, thread needle under loop from 14, point right, exit 15 again
wrap around left edge, exit 15 again
enter 14
exit 12
enter 11
exit 9
enter 8
exit 6
enter 5
exit 2, tie off with tail from 1

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japanese stab binding tutorial: plugs

This is a beginning bind with a lot holes. A drill press/hand drill would be a good idea–an awl would be a huge pain (literally and figuratively)!

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hole pattern

sewing pattern

EXIT = needle pointed DOWN and ENTER = needle pointed UP
=====

enter 1, leave a tail but don’t knot it. wrap around right edge, enter 1 again
exit 2
enter 3
exit 10
enter 3
exit 2
enter 1
exit 4
enter 5, wrap around spine, pass needle under thread between 2 & 3 (both sides)
enter 5 again
exit 6, wrap around spine, pass needle under thread between 2 & 3 (both sides)
exit 6 again
enter 9
exit 6
enter 5
exit 4
enter 7
exit 8
enter 7
exit 9
enter 10
exit 11
enter 12
exit 13
enter 20
exit 13
enter 12
exit 11
enter 14
exit 15, wrap around spine, pass needle under thread between 12 & 13 (both sides)
exit 15 again
enter 16, wrap around spine, pass needle under thread between 12 & 13 (both sides)
enter 16 again
exit 19
enter 16
exit 15
enter 14
exit 17
enter 18
exit 17
enter 19
exit 20
enter 21
exit 22
enter 23
exit 30
enter 23
exit 30
enter 23
exit 22
enter 21
exit 24
enter 25, wrap around spine, pass needle under thread between 22 & 23 (both sides)
enter 25 again
exit 26, wrap around spine, pass needle under thread between 22 & 23 (both sides)
exit 26 again
enter 29
exit 26
enter 25
exit 24
enter 27
exit 28
enter 27
exit 29
enter 30
exit 31
enter 32
exit 33
enter 40
exit 33
enter 32
exit 31
enter 34
exit 35, wrap around spine, pass needle under thread between 32 & 33 (both sides)
exit 35 again
enter 36, wrap around spine, pass needle under thread between 32 & 33 (both sides)
enter 36 again
exit 39
enter 36
exit 35
enter 34
exit 37
enter 38
exit 37
enter 39
exit 40, wrap around left edge, exit 40 again
enter 39
exit 37
enter 34
exit 31
enter 30
exit 29
enter 27
exit 24
enter 21
exit 20
enter 19
exit 17
enter 14
exit 11
enter 10
exit 9
enter 7
exit 4
tie off

japanese stab binding tutorial: snake eyes

For all that this bind is a beginning level pattern, it was very hard to write the tutorial! I kept confusing myself. Which is why it has taken me so long to post it. So… if anyone tries to sew it and runs into a snag, let me know and I will edit the instructions.

**click on an image to enlarge**

hole pattern

sewing pattern

EXIT = needle pointed DOWN and ENTER = needle pointed UP
=====

enter 1 (leave a tail, but don’t knot it), wrap around spine
enter 1 again, wrap around right edge
enter 1 again
exit 2, wrap around right edge
exit 2 again
enter 3, thread needle through loop from 1, point RIGHT
enter 3 again, wrap around right edge
enter 3 again
exit 4, wrap around right edge
exit 4 again
enter 3
exit 2
enter 5, wrap around right edge
enter 5 again
exit 4
enter 5
exit 6, wrap around right edge
exit 6 again
enter 4
exit 6
enter 5
exit 2
enter 1
exit 7, wrap around spine
exit 7 again, wrap around left edge
exit 7 again
enter 8, wrap around left edge
enter 8 again
exit 9, thread needle through loop from 7, point LEFT
exit 9 again, wrap around left edge
exit 9 again
enter 10, wrap around left edge
enter 10 again
exit 9
enter 8
exit 11, wrap around left edge
exit 11 again
enter 10
exit 11
enter 12, wrap around left edge
enter 12 again
exit 10
enter 12
exit 11
enter 8
exit 7
tie off