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A technique with many practical uses!
The Box X stitch is an easy and super strong stitch. This is the professional looking and strong way to attach straps to bags and how most pet supplies (collars and leashes) are assembled. You'll be glad you learned this stitch.

Posted by Crafting with Court from Atlanta, Georgia, United States • Published See Crafting with Court's 9 projects »
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  • How to sew . Sewing a "Box X" Stitch - Step 1
    Step 1

    Run a seam almost the entire short length of your webbing. Stop when you get to the end.

  • How to sew . Sewing a "Box X" Stitch - Step 2
    Step 2

    Lift the foot and rotate your webbing about 45 degrees without removing the needle from the webbing. Run a diagonal seam for about 1". Stop when you get to the end.

  • How to sew . Sewing a "Box X" Stitch - Step 3
    Step 3

    Lift the foot and rotate your webbing about 45 degrees without removing the needle from the webbing. Run a straight seam approximately the length of your seam from step 1. Stop when you get to the end.

  • How to sew . Sewing a "Box X" Stitch - Step 4
    Step 4

    Lift the foot and rotate your webbing about 45 degrees without removing the needle from the webbing. Run a diagonal seam approximately the length of your Step 2 seam. Stop when you get to the edge of the Step 1 seam.

  • How to sew . Sewing a "Box X" Stitch - Step 5
    Step 5

    Lift the foot and rotate your webbing about 45 degrees without removing the needle from the webbing. Run a straight seam until you reach the corner made from Steps 2 and 3. Stop when you get to the end.

  • How to sew . Sewing a "Box X" Stitch - Step 6
    Step 6

    Lift the foot and rotate your webbing about 45 degrees without removing the needle from the webbing. Run a diagonal seam directly over the Step 2 seam. Stop when you get to the end

  • How to sew . Sewing a "Box X" Stitch - Step 7
    Step 7

    Lift the foot and rotate your webbing about 45 degrees without removing the needle from the webbing. Run a straight seam until you reach the corner made from Steps 3 and 4. Stop when you get to the end.

  • How to sew . Sewing a "Box X" Stitch - Step 8
    Step 8

    Lift the foot and rotate your webbing about 45 degrees without removing the needle from the webbing. Run a diagonal seam directly over the Step 4 seam. Stop when you get to the end

  • How to sew . Sewing a "Box X" Stitch - Step 9
    Step 9

    Lift the foot and rotate your webbing about 45 degrees without removing the needle from the webbing. Run a straight seam directly over the Step 1 seam. Stop when you get to the end

  • How to sew . Sewing a "Box X" Stitch - Step 10
    Step 10

    Lift the foot and rotate your webbing about 90 degrees without removing the needle from the webbing. Run a straight seam directly over the Step 7 seam. Stop when you get to the end

  • How to sew . Sewing a "Box X" Stitch - Step 11
    Step 11

    Lift the foot and rotate your webbing about 90 degrees without removing the needle from the webbing. Run a straight seam directly over the Step 3 seam. Stop when you get to the end

  • How to sew . Sewing a "Box X" Stitch - Step 12
    Step 12

    Lift the foot and rotate your webbing about 90 degrees without removing the needle from the webbing. Run a straight seam directly over the Step 5 seam. When you get to the end, back stitch at least twice and cut your strings.

  • How to sew . Sewing a "Box X" Stitch - Step 13
    Step 13

    For an overall view of the process, use this diagram.

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