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side stitched paracord bracelet

Side stitch

In this tutorial I show you how to stitch the sides of a paracord bracelet.

The side stitch is a very simple stitch to do. In fact, alone it looks fairly bland. But when you combine it with another stitching style it just may produce a great looking bracelet. As such I would classify it as more of an auxiliary stitch.

There are a number of bracelet that you can beautify with this stitch.

Examples of the side stitch

I’ll just show you a few examples of this stitch. There are a number more that you can experiment with though!

Stitched solomon’s dragon

The Stitched solomon’s dragon bracelet is the first example of a bracelet you can beautify using the side stitch:

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Chain stitched bracelet

The chain stitched paracord bracelet gets quite a makeover with the side stitch!

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Ladder stitched bracelet

The ladder stitch paracord bracelet looks nice in itself. The side stitch adds a fuller look though.

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Simple laced bracelet

The simple laced paracord bracelet gets a much nicer look to it. It begins to remind me of a river. Worth experimenting with!

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So, after showing you a few examples of the side stitch let’s see how it is made.

The tutorial

There are a few supplies you will want to have on hand before you start. You will need a paracord bracelet to stitch. Besides that you will also need a lacing needle and some microcord.

The setup

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We setup the bracelet by tucking our microcord on the underside bracelet.

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Set it up so the cord comes up just above a cobra knot.

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We will be working on the bottom side of the bracelet. We will stitch it horizontally.

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Go through the next cobra knot on the right.

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Then though the cobra knot on the top side.

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Then through the cobra knot on the right.

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And back down.

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A stitch is now made on both sides! Now let’s do it one more time. Go through the cobra knot on the right.

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Then to the other side.

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Through the knot on the right.

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And back down.

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2 stitches on each side complete!

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Continue all the way to the other side. Finally tuck the end of the microcord just like at the start.

Cut and melt the end and your stitch is complete!
See the video tutorial:

Enjoy!

About Markwell

I am a defense science graduate. I like to create beautiful things out of paracord.

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