I do have another question, how do you make a x box stitch? I've been trying to find the answer online for a few days. All I get is "use a box stitch" or something about lanyards. I understand that it is a box with an x in it, but do you use a straight stitch or some other stitch? Is one line of stitches ok, or should I go over the stitch a couple of times? If more than one time, do you just go around and make the box a couple of times, or do you make each side of the box using reverse stitching?
If it's something that will bear a lot of weight, I use a zig-zag stitch. Regular stuff, I just use a straight stitch, but I go over the whole thing twice.
Yep - an X-box stitch is just a box with an X in it. I use a straight stitch and do either one or three lines (forwards-backwards-forwards, turn 90 degrees, forwards-backwards-forwards, repeat). If I want it stronger I'd make one X-box like that, then off-set a second X-box and put it over the first one.
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